Definition of deploy in English:
- Once the strategic lift deploys Army forces to where they are required, tactical logistics moves to the forefront.
- The Legion was often deployed in hopeless military situations.
- Profiting from a mutiny, the rebel forces deployed their troops rapidly and cut the country virtually in two.
- When the colonial militia deployed at Concord, the uniform was work clothes.
- The armies deployed conventionally, in the centre a phalanx of pike-armed heavy infantry flanked on both sides by cavalry.
- They simply could not bring themselves to believe that they would attack, and as a result they adopted the interpretation that their army was deploying only for an exercise.
- However, the trustees do have a responsibility to ensure that the centre's income is deployed in the most effective manner.
- Yet the silences, so effective when they are deployed, are largely absent.
- If she can deploy her record-breaking resources to maximum effect, this will ensure the next inspectorate report makes for happier reading.
- deployable adjective
- Example sentences
- In fact, for most of the Cold War, the Army's rapidly deployable capability was limited to a single contingency corps.
- To join a deployable brigade, soldiers must agree to extend their service through the end of the unit's deployability window.
- Reserve component forces are a vital part of the Army's deployable combat power.
Late 18th century: from French déployer, from Latin displicare and late Latin deplicare 'unfold or explain', from dis-, de- 'un-' + plicare 'to fold'. Compare with display.
display from Middle English:
The early meaning of this was ‘unfurl (a banner or sail), unfold’. The word comes via Old French from Latin displicare ‘scatter, disperse’, which came to mean ‘unfold’ in medieval Latin and was also the source of deploy (late 18th century). In English the notion of ‘unfurling’ led to ‘causing to notice’. Splay (Middle English) was originally a shortening of display.
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