Definition of deploy :
1. Alt. of Deployment
2. To open out; to unfold; to spread out ( a body of troops) in such a way that they shall display a wider front and less depth; - the reverse of ploy; as, to deploy a column of troops into line of battle.
consume, put out patrols, armorer, take up battle stations, go toward, detonation, organize, dispose, fan out, come on, sort, use, assign to battle stations, duel, marshal, play, position, arrange, brandish, arm, bring in, utilize, spread out in battle formation, exploit, apply, form an extended front, draw, range, cope, into operation, defuse, work, armed, operate, function, cut in, assign to positions, order, go on, systematize, array, extend, draw on, armament, expand, run, fall back on, station
supply (part of speech: verb)
- The brilliant battalions of the enemy now began to deploy. - "Henry IV, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
- Probably his Laetitia was overcome, as he had long known her to be when they conversed; nerve- subdued, unable to deploy her mental resources or her musical. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- As the head of the column approached the bank of the river the enemy's sharpshooters opened a scattering fire; and the second division was ordered to deploy as skirmishers, cross the river, and drive the former from the thicket; while the first and third divisions covered the flanks of the train, and, with it, followed in the rear. - "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.