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[ aw-tom-uh-tahyz ]
/ ɔˈtɒm əˌtaɪz /

verb (used with object), au·tom·a·tized, au·tom·a·tiz·ing.

to make automatic.


brutalize, automate, barbarize, imbrute, robotize

Nearby words

automatic-teller machine, automatically, automation, automatism, automatization, automatize, automatograph, automaton, automechanism, autometer, automobile
Also especially British, au·tom·a·tise.

Origin of automatize

First recorded in 1830–40; automat(ic) + -ize
Related formsau·tom·a·tist, nounau·tom·a·ti·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for automatized

  • Certain things must be looked for, certain habits must be formed, certain movements must be automatized.

    The Science of Human Nature|William Henry Pyle
  • Our automatized factories produce the same goods for us year in and year out.

    The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
  • By itself, that was not so very odd—the automatized factory had never had very many persons in it.

British Dictionary definitions for automatized



/ (ɔːˈtɒməˌtaɪz) /


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

Word Origin and History for automatized



1837, "to make into an automaton;" see automaton + -ize. Meaning "to make automatic" attested by 1952. Related: Automatized; automatizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper