- to make mechanical.
- to operate or perform by or as if by machinery.
- to introduce machinery into (an industry, enterprise, etc.), especially in order to replace manual labor.
- Military. to equip with tanks and other armored vehicles.
Also especially British, mech·a·nise.
Origin of mechanize
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Examples from the Web for mechanize
"Tell the packers to mechanize their slaughtering," Gelsen said.Watchbird
The action of reason, on the other hand, is to mechanize or materialize.Tragic Sense Of Life
Miguel de Unamuno
To have skill at the piano, we must mechanize many performances.The Science of Human Nature
William Henry Pyle
Rural mechanics too idle to mechanize, rural servants too rebellious to serve, drifted or were forced into Mixen Lane.The Mayor of Casterbridge
Or they are reduced to a stereotyped repertory that is easy to mechanize, to automate, and finally, to do away with.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- to equip (a factory, industry, etc) with machinery
- to make mechanical, automatic, or monotonous
- to equip (an army, etc) with motorized or armoured vehicles
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Word Origin and History for mechanize
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