Deploy vs. Employ

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  • Deploy (verb)

    To prepare and arrange (usually military unit or units) for use.

    ""Deploy two units of infantry along the enemy's flank," the general ordered."

  • Deploy (verb)

    To unfold, open, or otherwise become ready for use.

    "He waited tensely for his parachute to deploy."

  • Deploy (verb)

    To install, test and implement a computer system or application.

    "The process for the deployment scenario includes: building a master installation of the operating system, creating its image and deploying the image onto a destination computer."

  • Deploy (noun)


  • Employ (noun)

    The state of being an employee; employment.

    "The school district has six thousand teachers in its employ."

  • Employ (verb)

    To hire (somebody for work or a job).

    "Yesterday our local garage employed a new mechanic."

  • Employ (verb)

    To use (somebody for a job, or something for a task).

    "The burglar employed a jemmy to get in."

  • Employ (verb)

    To make busy.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Deploy

    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.

  • Deploy

    To place (people or other resources) into a position so as to be ready to for action or use.

  • Deploy (noun)

    The act of deploying; a spreading out of a body of men in order to extend their front.

  • Employ

    To inclose; to infold.

  • Employ

    To use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; - often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: (a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies.

  • Employ

    To occupy; as, to employ time in study.

  • Employ (noun)

    That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.

Webster Dictionary
  • Deploy (verb)

    place troops or weapons in battle formation

  • Deploy (verb)

    to distribute systematically or strategically;

    "The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East"

  • Employ (noun)

    the state of being employed or having a job;

    "they are looking for employment"

    "he was in the employ of the city"

  • Employ (verb)

    put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;

    "use your head!"

    "we only use Spanish at home"

    "I can't make use of this tool"

    "Apply a magnetic field here"

    "This thinking was applied to many projects"

    "How do you utilize this tool?"

    "I apply this rule to get good results"

    "use the plastic bags to store the food"

    "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

  • Employ (verb)

    engage or hire for work;

    "They hired two new secretaries in the department"

    "How many people has she employed?"

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