automate

verb au·to·mate \ ˈȯ-tə-ˌmāt \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of automate

automated; automating
transitive verb
1 : to operate by automation
2 : to convert to largely automatic operation
  • automate a process
intransitive verb
: 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.

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Origin and Etymology of automate

back-formation from automation


AUTOMATE Defined for English Language Learners

automate

verb

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

verb au·to·mate \ ˈȯ-tə-ˌmāt \

Definition of automate for Students

automated; automating
: to run or operate something using machines instead of people
  • automate a factory


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