Deploy meaning

dĭ-ploi
To deploy is defined as to get into combat position.

An example of deploy is a platoon of Marines being sent out to battle.

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To put into use or action.
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To be or become deployed.
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To spread out or bring into position, lit. or fig., for use, action, etc.
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To distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically.
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To be deployed.
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To prepare and arrange (usually military unit or units) for use.

"Deploy two units of infantry along the enemy's flank," the general ordered.

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(intransitive) To unfold, open, or otherwise become ready for use.

He waited tensely for his parachute to deploy.

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(computing) To install, test and implement a computer system or application.

The process for the deployment scenario includes: building a master installation of the operating system, creating its image and deploying the image onto a destination computer.

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(military, dated) Deployment.
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Origin of deploy

  • French déployer from Old French despleier from Latin displicāre to scatter dis- dis- plicāre to fold plek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French déployer (“to unroll, unfold”), from Old French desploier , from Medieval Latin displicare (“to unfold, display”), from Latin dis- (“apart”) + plicare (“to fold”).

    From Wiktionary