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deploy

Pronunciation: /dɪˈplɔɪ/

Translation of deploy in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (position) [Military/Militar] [forces/missile] desplegar*
  • 2 (distribute, use) [formal] utilizar*, hacer* uso de
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [Military/Militar] desplegarse*
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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