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v. de·ployed, de·ploy·ing, de·ploys
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).
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.]
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]
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.
Deploya body of troops spread out to cover various points of defence, 1786.
Past participle: deployed
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|Verb||1.||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"