July 05, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
deploy /dɪˈploɪ/ verb

deploys; deployed; deploying

These troops are being deployed for battle.
These troops are being deployed for battle.
Learner's definition of DEPLOY

1 [with object] : to organize and send out (people or things) to be used for a particular purpose

  • The troops were deployed for battle.

  • They plan to deploy more American soldiers over the next six months.

  • Two scientists were deployed to study the problem.

  • Both campaigns are deploying volunteers to the cities to encourage people to vote.

2 : to open up and spread out the parts of (something, such as a parachute)

[with object]

  • Wait several seconds before deploying the parachute.

  • The boat’s sails were not fully deployed.

[no object]

  • The parachute failed to deploy properly.

— deployment dɪˈploɪmənt noun, plural deployments


  • additional troop deployments


  • the deployment of ground troops

Get Learner's Word of the Day daily email!
More Learner's Words of the Day