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Definition of deploy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deploy
    he / she / it deploys
    past simple deployed
    -ing form deploying
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  1. 1deploy somebody/something (technology) to move soldiers or weapons into a position where they are ready for military action 2,000 troops were deployed in the area. At least 5,000 missiles were deployed along the border.
  2. 2deploy something (formal) to use something effectively to deploy arguments/resources
noun [uncountable, countable] the deployment of peacekeeping forces the deployment of resources/staff troop deployments
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