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English definition of “deploy”

deploy

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈplɔɪ/ us  
to use something or someone, especially in an effective way: The company is reconsidering the way in which it deploys its resources/staff. My job doesn't really allow me fully to deploy my skills/talents. to move soldiers or equipment to a place where they can be used when they are needed: The decision has been made to deploy extra troops/more powerful weapons.
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