au·​tom·​a·​tize ȯ-ˈtä-mə-ˌtīz How to pronounce automatize (audio)
automatized; automatizing

transitive verb

: to make (an action) reflexive
automatization noun

Examples of automatize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This system, called UTM for short, is supposed to automatize air traffic control below 400 feet (122 m). Sarah White, Discover Magazine, 15 Aug. 2019 Beginning in 2019, Zillow used A.I. that had been trained on over 100 million home valuations to predict the price of homes and automatize the buying, fixing up and selling of homes. Maxime Courtaux, Fortune, 2 Dec. 2022

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Word History


automat(ic) entry 1 + -ize, in part after German automatisieren

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of automatize was in 1865

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“Automatize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


au·​tom·​a·​tize ȯ-ˈtäm-ə-ˌtīz How to pronounce automatize (audio)
automatized; automatizing
: to make automatic
automatization noun
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