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automatize

[aw-tom-uh-tahyz]
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verb (used with object), au·tom·a·tized, au·tom·a·tiz·ing.
  1. to make automatic.
  2. automate.
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Also especially British, au·tom·a·tise.

Origin of automatize

First recorded in 1830–40; automat(ic) + -ize
Related formsau·tom·a·tist, nounau·tom·a·ti·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for automatize

automatize

automatise

verb
  1. to make (a process, etc) automatic or (of a process, etc) to be made automatic
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Derived Formsautomatization or automatisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for automatize

v.

1837, "to make into an automaton;" see automaton + -ize. Meaning "to make automatic" attested by 1952. Related: Automatized; automatizing.

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