verb (used with object)

to transfer (a unit, a person, supplies, etc.) from one theater of operations to another.
to move or allocate to a different position, use, function, or the like; reassign.

verb (used without object)

to execute a redeployment.

Origin of redeploy

First recorded in 1940–45; re- + deploy
Related formsre·de·ploy·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for redeploy

Contemporary Examples of redeploy

  • On April 15, Breedlove is scheduled to present a U.S. plan to redeploy assets in Europe as a response to the Ukraine crisis.

  • That point is sometime in the late forties or early fifties, making it harder to redeploy labor from struggling sectors.

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    The Coming Retirement Burden

    Megan McArdle

    February 8, 2013

  • The longer U.S. combat brigades stay in Iraq, the longer it will take to redeploy them to Afghanistan.

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    Iraq Is Deadly Again

    Russ Hoyle

    January 22, 2009

British Dictionary definitions for redeploy



to assign new positions or tasks to (labour, troops, etc)
Derived Formsredeployment, noun
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Word Origin and History for redeploy

1945, in reference to U.S. troops shifting from Europe to Asia after the fall of Berlin, from re- + deploy. Related: Redeployed; redeploying.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper