Definition of automate
- automate a process
The company recently automated its filing process.
a factory that has yet to be automated
a factory that has yet to automate
When companies automate, employees lose jobs.
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First Known Use: 1952See Words from the same year
: to run or operate (something, such as a factory or system) by using machines, computers, etc., instead of people to do the work
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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