to furnish with a motor, as a vehicle.
to supply with motor-driven vehicles, usually in the place of horses and horse-drawn vehicles.
- Also especially British, mo·tor·ise .
- mo·tor·i·za·tion, noun
- non·mo·tor·ized, adjective
- un·mo·tor·ized, adjective
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How to use motorize in a sentence
After my run-in with the waterslide, we hopped into the motorized skiff that came with our houseboat and set off in search of Ellsworth Rock Gardens.
To accommodate the texture, a motorized mount automatically moves the scope up and down, taking pictures at various levels, then combining the in-focus areas using software to create an in-focus 3D image.Check out this 10-billion-pixel, 3D panorama of an iconic painting | Stan Horaczek | January 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
At just 7 pounds, this lightweight cordless model packs in a lot, with Bissell’s smart tangle-free tech ensuring that hair doesn’t clog up the roller, and a motorized turbo brush that helps dislodge pet hair.
Adelson had suffered since 2001 from a peripheral neuropathy, which made it difficult to walk, and he would appear in court riding a motorized scooter.Sheldon Adelson, casino magnate who influenced policy from D.C. to Jerusalem, dies at 87 | Donald Frazier | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
The announcement also follows efforts by other e-scooter companies to usher in an era of rider-assistance technology after cities clamped down on motorized scooters to slow a growing number of accidents.Ford’s Spin unit to boost e-scooters with software that alerts pedestrians of sidewalk riders | Dalvin Brown | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Like Jolly, most of the women raced other motorized vehicles before making it into Monster Jam.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture | Eliza Krigman | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in 2006, as he was turning 80, Chubby acquired a motorized wheelchair.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won | Michael Daly | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Because the automobile essentially was a motorized quadricycle.Pryor Dodge's Two-Wheeled Obsession Is Now a Museum of Bike History | Anthony Haden-Guest | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Darryn had been traveling in a motorized patrol when the lead vehicle was hit by an IED.The Army Lied About the Hero Who Died Looking for Bowe Bergdahl | Michael Daly | June 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After three decades of motorized flight, no black aviator had managed to fly coast-to-coast.Red Tails Overlooks the Story of America’s First Black Pilots | Marc Wortman | January 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
There would be a motorized Greek division on the way to take charge of the four-thousand-odd unconscious raiders.The Invaders | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
This was a power outlet from his battery that was used to operate motorized tools and lights underwater.The Velvet Glove | Harry Harrison
Taking advantage of the situation, I latched my motorized lie detector onto him and began snapping the questions.The Misplaced Battleship | Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
She noted that he was the only person in the motorized town who still took long walks.Main Street | Sinclair Lewis
Tank divisions have one artillery, one motorized-rifle, and three tank regiments.Area Handbook for Romania | Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for motorize
to equip with a motor
to provide (military units) with motor vehicles
- motorization or motorisation, noun
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