[ aw-tuh-meyt ]
/ ˈɔ təˌmeɪt /
verb (used with object), au·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing.
verb (used without object), au·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing.
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Origin of automate
First recorded in 1950–55; back formation from automation
OTHER WORDS FROM automateau·to·mat·a·ble, adjectivede-au·to·mate, verb, de-au·to·mat·ed, de-au·to·mat·ing.non·au·to·mat·ed, adjectiveun·au·to·mat·ed, adjective
Words nearby automate
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Example sentences from the Web for automate
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.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for automate
/ (ˈɔːtəˌmeɪt) /
to make (a manufacturing process, factory, etc) automatic, or (of a manufacturing process, etc) to be made automatic
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