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"deploy" in British English

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deployverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈplɔɪ/
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 ​movesoldiers 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.
(Definition of deploy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deployverb [I/T]

 us   /dɪˈplɔɪ/
to put something into use: [I] When airbags deploy, they ​savelives. [T] Automobiles deploy ​airbags in ​crashes of 8 to 12 ​milesperhour. To deploy is also to move ​weapons or ​militaryforces to where they will be used when they are ​needed: [T] The UN is deploying ​observers.
deployment
noun [U]  us   /dɪˈplɔɪ·mənt/
the deployment of ​missiles/​troops
(Definition of deploy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deploy" in Business English

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deployverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈplɔɪ/
to use something or someone, especially in ​order to ​achieve a particular ​effect: If deployed in the ​right way, ​communicationnetworksenableemployees to ​gain greater ​awareness of the ​organisation.be deployed to do sth The new ​capitalavailable can be deployed to ​create yet more ​wealth.
(Definition of deploy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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