automate

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verb au·to·mate \ˈȯ-tə-ˌmāt\

Definition of automate

automated

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automating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to operate by automation

  3. 2 :  to convert to largely automatic operation <automate a process>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo automation

automatable

play \-ˌmā-tə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of automate in a sentence

  1. The company recently automated its filing process.

  2. a factory that has yet to be automated

  3. a factory that has yet to automate

  4. When companies automate, employees lose jobs.

Origin and Etymology of automate

back-formation from automation


First Known Use: 1952


AUTOMATE Defined for English Language Learners

automate

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verb au·to·mate \ˈȯ-tə-ˌmāt\

Definition of automate for English Language Learners

  • : to run or operate (something, such as a factory or system) by using machines, computers, etc., instead of people to do the work


AUTOMATE Defined for Kids

automate

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verb au·to·mate \ˈȯ-tə-ˌmāt\

Definition of automate for Students

automated

automating

  1. :  to run or operate something using machines instead of people <automate a factory>



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