- 1Move (troops) into position for military action: forces were deployed at strategic locationsMore 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.
- 1.1 [no object] (Of troops) move into position for military action: the air force began to deploy forwardMore 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.
- 1.2Bring into effective action; utilize: they are not always able to deploy this skillMore 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.
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- Because of recent deployments, many soldiers have missed critical career schooling.
- It was ultimately by the deployment of an overwhelming superiority of force that the war was to be won.
- As with all deployments to Southwest Asia, one constant enemy is the weather.
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.