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[ aw-tuh-meyt ]

verb (used with object)

, au·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing.
  1. to apply the principles of automation to (a mechanical process, industry, office, etc.).
  2. to operate or control by automation.
  3. 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·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing.
  1. to install automatic procedures, as for manufacturing or servicing; follow or utilize the principles of automation:

    Many banks have begun to automate.


/ ˈɔːtəˌmeɪt /


  1. to make (a manufacturing process, factory, etc) automatic, or (of a manufacturing process, etc) to be made automatic

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Other Words From

  • auto·mata·ble adjective
  • de-auto·mate verb deautomated deautomating
  • non·auto·mated adjective
  • un·auto·mated adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of automate1

First recorded in 1950–55; back formation from automation
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Example Sentences

In 2018, he says his automated system made about a 60% return.

From Fortune

Artificial intelligence enables SEOs to not only automate tasks but to derive greater insight, make smarter decisions, and deliver on consumer needs in near to real-time at scale.

The ability to learn from your process to automate key tasks can be valuable especially when there is time pressure and you need to focus on many tasks at once.

In other words, some platforms allow you to automate the value stream management processes.

The move marks the first time Channel 4 has automated the process of selling and buying ads in its All 4 streaming service on any device, including connected TVs.

From Digiday

These devices automate the process of collecting data as you go through your day.

It would be prudent to reach some kind of consensus soon, because when you collect-it-all, the next step is to automate-it-all.

I optimize, automate, and outsource everything in life in order to be more effective.

Or they are reduced to a stereotyped repertory that is easy to mechanize, to automate, and finally, to do away with.


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