verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for deploy
Fink stresses the need for Nigeria to train and deploy women into more prominent law enforcement roles.
Stasio would join the Fourth Brigade, Second Infantry Division, “the Raiders,” and deploy to Iraq.
The ‘have not’ units are those squadrons based at home in the United States that are not immediately preparing to deploy.
But the Apaches are short range and need maintenance troops to deploy with them into a location within Iraq itself.Air Force Pilots Say They're Flying Blind Against ISIS|Dave Majumdar|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Obama administration has insisted that it will not deploy American troops to Syria.Al Qaeda Makes a Play for the U.S. Allies the War Against ISIS Depends On|Jacob Siegel|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A great advantage accrues to the side which can deploy the faster.Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911|United States War Department
The British infantry stood firm; and as the French halted and began to deploy into line, Picton seized the critical moment.
I wanted to give you a complete surprise; but you are so obstinate, I am obliged to deploy my forces.The Bee Hunters|Gustave Aimard
Here it was impossible for an army to deploy or maintain a regular formation.Biblical Geography and History|Charles Foster Kent
There he attempted to deploy both east and west, and was held.
British Dictionary definitions for deploy
verb mainly military
Word Origin for deploy
Word Origin and History for deploy
1786 as a military word, from French déployer "unroll, unfold," from Old French desploiier "unfold," from Latin displicare "unfold, scatter," from dis- (see dis-) + plicare "to fold" see ply (v.1)). "In its AFr. form regularly adopted in ME as desplay" [OED]. Related: Deployed; deploying.