deploy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

de·ploy

 (dĭ-ploi′)
v. de·ployed, de·ploy·ing, de·ploys
v.tr.
1.
a. To position (troops) in readiness for combat, as along a front or line.
b. To bring (forces or material) into action.
c. To base (a weapons system) in the field.
2. To distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically.
3. To put into use or action: "Samuel Beckett's friends suspected that he was a genius, yet no one knew ... how his abilities would be deployed" (Richard Ellmann).
v.intr.
To be or become deployed.

[French déployer, from Old French despleier, from Latin displicāre, to scatter : dis-, dis- + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

de·ploy′a·bil′i·ty n.
de·ploy′a·ble adj.
de·ploy′er n.
de·ploy′ment n.

deploy

(dɪˈplɔɪ)
vb
1. (Military) to adopt or cause to adopt a battle formation, esp from a narrow front formation
2. (Military) (tr) to redistribute (forces) to or within a given area
[C18: from French déployer, from Latin displicāre to unfold; see display]
deˈployment n

de•ploy

(dɪˈplɔɪ)

v.t.
1. to spread out (troops) so as to form an extended front or line.
2. to arrange, place, or move strategically or appropriately: to deploy missiles.
v.i.
3. to be or become deployed.
[1470–80; < French déployer=dé- dis-1 + ployer to fold; see ploy]
de•ploy′a•ble, adj.
de•ploy′ment, n.

Deploy

 a body of troops spread out to cover various points of defence, 1786.

deploy


Past participle: deployed
Gerund: deploying

Imperative
deploy
deploy
Present
I deploy
you deploy
he/she/it deploys
we deploy
you deploy
they deploy
Preterite
I deployed
you deployed
he/she/it deployed
we deployed
you deployed
they deployed
Present Continuous
I am deploying
you are deploying
he/she/it is deploying
we are deploying
you are deploying
they are deploying
Present Perfect
I have deployed
you have deployed
he/she/it has deployed
we have deployed
you have deployed
they have deployed
Past Continuous
I was deploying
you were deploying
he/she/it was deploying
we were deploying
you were deploying
they were deploying
Past Perfect
I had deployed
you had deployed
he/she/it had deployed
we had deployed
you had deployed
they had deployed
Future
I will deploy
you will deploy
he/she/it will deploy
we will deploy
you will deploy
they will deploy
Future Perfect
I will have deployed
you will have deployed
he/she/it will have deployed
we will have deployed
you will have deployed
they will have deployed
Future Continuous
I will be deploying
you will be deploying
he/she/it will be deploying
we will be deploying
you will be deploying
they will be deploying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deploying
you have been deploying
he/she/it has been deploying
we have been deploying
you have been deploying
they have been deploying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deploying
you will have been deploying
he/she/it will have been deploying
we will have been deploying
you will have been deploying
they will have been deploying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deploying
you had been deploying
he/she/it had been deploying
we had been deploying
you had been deploying
they had been deploying
Conditional
I would deploy
you would deploy
he/she/it would deploy
we would deploy
you would deploy
they would deploy
Past Conditional
I would have deployed
you would have deployed
he/she/it would have deployed
we would have deployed
you would have deployed
they would have deployed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deploy - place troops or weapons in battle formation
play - put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"
position - cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
2.deploy - to distribute systematically or strategically; "The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East"
spread, distribute - distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
redeploy - deploy anew; "The U.S. must redeploy their troops in the Middle East"

deploy

verb use (used of troops or military resources) station, set up, position, arrange, set out, dispose, utilize, spread out, distribute He said he had no intention of deploying ground troops.

deploy

verb
To put into a deliberate order:
Translations

deploy

[dɪˈplɔɪ]
A. VT
1. (Mil) → desplegar
2. (fig) [+ resources] → utilizar
B. VI (Mil) → desplegarse

deploy

[dɪˈplɔɪ] vt [+ troops, resources] → déployer

deploy

vt
(Mil: = use, employ) → einsetzen; (= position)aufstellen; the number of troops/missiles deployed in Germanydie Zahl der in Deutschland stationierten Streitkräfte/Raketen
(fig) resources, staff, argumentseinsetzen

deploy

[dɪˈplɔɪ] vt (Mil) (soldiers, forces) → schierare, spiegare (fig) (resources) → impiegare, far uso di
References in classic literature ?
If the wind only held, little doubt had they, that chased through these Straits of Sunda, the vast host would only deploy into the Oriental seas to witness the capture of not a few of their number.
My thanks, gentle palmer," quoth Robin, "your suggestion is good, and we will deploy to the gate upon the far side.
Later a second company marched through Chobham to deploy on the north side of the common.
Bagnet trusts to the combined endearments of Quebec and Malta to restore him, but finding those young ladies sensible that their existing Bluffy is not the Bluffy of their usual frolicsome acquaintance, she winks off the light infantry and leaves him to deploy at leisure on the open ground of the domestic hearth.
When hackers target specific industries or companies, the typical seven to thirty hour time frame needed to isolate, produce and deploy a signature or patch may stretch from days to weeks.
After training in the new aircraft in 1974, the squadron became the first to deploy with the S-3A, joining Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 on John F.
Deploying air bags have been clocked up to 300 mph; most deploy between 200 and 300 mph.
Army troops weren't able to deploy quickly enough, the first ground forces in landlocked Afghanistan last year were Marines, specialists in amphibious assault.
By stubbornly resisting true elimination of multiple-warhead land-based ICBMs, insisting on retaining the right to deploy mobile missiles even high-tech U.
According to Ken Couch, Director of IPTV Marketing, Nortel, "As Nortel continues to deploy our IPTV and video-intensive solutions, our customers require a 'true broadband' solution that can handle the rigors that video services require.
Precision: Modular SRM enables IT managers to deploy an SRM point solution that specifically targets their most serious storage/backup pain points, ensuring that the SRM deployment will actually produce the desired results.
We used many of MTMC's European ports and units to deploy V Corps," said Lt.