Military. to spread out (troops) so as to form an extended front or line.
to arrange in a position of readiness, or to move strategically or appropriately: to deploy a battery of new missiles.
to spread out strategically or in an extended front or line.
to come into a position ready for use: The plane can't land unless the landing gear deploys.
- de·ploy·a·ble, adjective
- de·ploy·a·bil·i·ty [dih-ploi-uh-bil-i-tee], /dɪˌplɔɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, noun
- de·ploy·ment, noun
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How to use deploy in a sentence
In some cases, though, app developers may seek to deploy the phone or camera without permission in order to obtain data.iPhone’s new ‘orange dot’ feature warns you when an app is listening | Jeff | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
We will need to enable EU companies to get into the pole position developing, deploying and commercializing low-carbon solutions.Can emissions cuts and economic growth coexist? Europe is certain they can | David Meyer | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
That mission would deploy a small probe into the Venusian atmosphere to collect data, although it would likely carry only one instrument, limiting the scope of any resulting research.
Experts, however, have cautioned against deploying an immunization before finishing clinical trials and receiving official approval that it’s safe and effective.China’s controversial emergency-use program for COVID vaccines is going global | Grady McGregor | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
“There is a logic to having an army locally situated in a battleground state, having them up and online and ready to be deployed,” Jamieson said.Pro-Trump youth group enlists teens in secretive campaign likened to a ‘troll farm,’ prompting rebuke by Facebook and Twitter | Isaac Stanley-Becker | September 15, 2020 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The boys were to lead them to the "lane," as they called it, and there they would deploy slightly and lay in wait for the quarry.The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers | Claude A. Labelle
Miss Matilda was in no condition just then to deploy the expected maidenly emotions.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
For these reasons, Admiral Jellicoe decided therefore—and it had to be an instant decision—to deploy in the manner described.The Heroic Record of the British Navy | Archibald Hurd
Seven by the clock: deploy, at any rate; let us cover our post; and be in readiness for events.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
He promised to deploy into his new position as early as possible on the following morning.1914 | John French, Viscount of Ypres
British Dictionary definitions for deploy
to adopt or cause to adopt a battle formation, esp from a narrow front formation
(tr) to redistribute (forces) to or within a given area
- deployment, noun
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