- to make mechanical.
- to operate or perform by or as if by machinery.
- to introduce machinery into (an industry, enterprise, etc.), especially in order to replace manual labor.
- Military. to equip with tanks and other armored vehicles.
Also especially British, mech·a·nise.
Origin of mechanize
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- to equip (a factory, industry, etc) with machinery
- to make mechanical, automatic, or monotonous
- to equip (an army, etc) with motorized or armoured vehicles
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Word Origin and History for mechanise
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