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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: déployer, from Latin displicare 'to scatter'

deploy

verb
     
Related topics: Military
de‧ploy
1PM [intransitive and transitive] to organize or move soldiers, military equipment etc so that they are in the right place and ready to be used
deploy forces/troops/weapons etc
NATO's decision to deploy cruise missiles
2 [transitive] formal to use something for a particular purpose, especially ideas, arguments etc:
a job in which a variety of professional skills will be deployed
deployment noun [uncountable and countable]

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