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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Deploya body of troops spread out to cover various points of defence, 1786.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: deployed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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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"
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
deploy[dɪˈplɔɪ] vt [+ troops, resources] → déployer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(Mil: = use, employ) → einsetzen; (= position) → aufstellen; the number of troops/missiles deployed in Germany → die Zahl der in Deutschland stationierten Streitkräfte/Raketen
(fig) resources, staff, arguments → einsetzen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
deploy[dɪˈplɔɪ] vt (Mil) (soldiers, forces) → schierare, spiegare (fig) (resources) → impiegare, far uso di
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995