[ kuhm-pyoo-tuh-rahyz ]
See synonyms for: computerizecomputerizedcomputerization on

verb (used with object),com·put·er·ized, com·put·er·iz·ing.
  1. to equip with or automate by computers: If you haven't already, now is a great time to computerize your business.

  2. to control, perform, produce, process, or store by means of or in a computer or computers: I know I have a few chapters written in a notebook, but I never computerized them.

verb (used without object),com·put·er·ized, com·put·er·iz·ing.
  1. to start making use of computers: The entire industry is expected to computerize by the end of the year.

Origin of computerize

First recorded in 1955–60; computer + -ize
  • Also especially British, com·put·er·ise .

Other words from computerize

  • com·put·er·iz·a·ble [kuhm-pyoo-tuh-rahy-zuh-buhl], /kəmˌpyu təˈraɪ zə bəl/, adjective
  • com·put·er·i·za·tion [kuhm-pyoo-tuh-ruh-zey-shuhn] /kəmˌpyu tə rəˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun
  • com·put·er·ized, adjective
  • un·com·put·er·ized, adjective

Words Nearby computerize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use computerize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for computerize



/ (kəmˈpjuːtəˌraɪz) /

  1. (tr) to cause (certain operations) to be performed by a computer, esp as a replacement for human labour

  2. (intr) to install a computer

  1. (tr) to control or perform (operations within a system) by means of a computer

  2. (tr) to process or store (information) by means of or in a computer

Derived forms of computerize

  • computerization or computerisation, noun

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