- 1deploy somebody/something (specialist) 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. Tanks were deployed effectively during the long campaign.
- 2deploy something (formal) to use something effectively to deploy arguments/resources She rejected the arguments that had been deployed against her. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French déployer, from Latin displicare and late Latin deplicare
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔɪ//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔɪ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deploy
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔɪ//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔɪ//he / she / it deploys
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔɪz//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔɪz//past simple deployed
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔɪd//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔɪd//past participle deployed
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔɪd//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔɪd//-ing form deploying
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔɪɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔɪɪŋ//