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automate

[ aw-tuh-meyt ]
/ 藞蓴 t蓹藢me瑟t /
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verb (used with object), au路to路mat路ed, au路to路mat路ing.
to apply the principles of automation to (a mechanical process, industry, office, etc.).
to operate or control by automation.
to displace or make obsolete by automation (often followed by out): The unskilled jobs are going to be automated out.
verb (used without object), au路to路mat路ed, au路to路mat路ing.
to install automatic procedures, as for manufacturing or servicing; follow or utilize the principles of automation: Many banks have begun to automate.
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Origin of automate

First recorded in 1950鈥55; back formation from automation

OTHER WORDS FROM automate

au路to路mat路a路ble, adjectivede-au路to路mate, verb, de-au路to路mat路ed, de-au路to路mat路ing.non路au路to路mat路ed, adjectiveun路au路to路mat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for automate

automate
/ (藞蓴藧t蓹藢me瑟t) /

verb
to make (a manufacturing process, factory, etc) automatic, or (of a manufacturing process, etc) to be made automatic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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