[ roh-buh-tahyz, -bot-ahyz ]
/ ˈroʊ bəˌtaɪz, -bɒtˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), ro·bot·ized, ro·bot·iz·ing

to turn (someone) into a robot.
to convert for automated operation or production by robots or robotlike machines: to robotize an assembly line.

verb (used without object), ro·bot·ized, ro·bot·iz·ing

to adapt or become adapted to the use of robots or robotics.
Also especially British, ro·bot·ise.

Origin of robotize

First recorded in 1925–30; robot + -ize

Related forms

ro·bot·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for robotize



/ (ˈrəʊbəˌtaɪz) /

verb (tr)

mainly US to automaterobotized assembly lines
to cause (a person) to be or become mechanical and lifeless, like a robot

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