- to furnish with a motor, as a vehicle.
- to supply with motor-driven vehicles, usually in the place of horses and horse-drawn vehicles.
Also especially British, mo·tor·ise.
Origin of motorize
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- to equip with a motor
- to provide (military units) with motor vehicles
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Word Origin and History for motorize
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