[ aw-tom-uh-tahyz ]
/ ɔˈtɒm əˌtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), au·tom·a·tized, au·tom·a·tiz·ing.

to make automatic.



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Also especially British, au·tom·a·tise .

Origin of automatize

First recorded in 1830–40; automat(ic) + -ize
au·tom·a·tist, nounau·tom·a·ti·za·tion, noun
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  • By itself, that was not so very odd—the automatized factory had never had very many persons in it.

  • 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
  • The ships are completely automatized, built to meet conditions of several hundreds years ago.

    The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley

British Dictionary definitions for automatize



/ (ɔːˈtɒməˌtaɪz) /


to make (a process, etc) automatic or (of a process, etc) to be made automatic
automatization or automatisation, noun
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