verb (used with object), au·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing.
verb (used without object), au·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing.
Origin of automate
Examples 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
Word Origin and History for automate
"to convert to automatic operation," 1954, back-formation from automated (q.v.). Ancient Greek verb automatizein meant "to act of oneself, to act unadvisedly." Related: Automating.