com·​put·​er·​ize | \kəm-ˈpyü-tə-ˌrīz, -tər-ˌīz\
computerized; computerizing

Definition of computerize 

transitive verb

1 : to carry out, control, or produce by means of a computer computerized music

2 : to equip with computers computerize public schools

3a : to store in a computer computerize data

b : to put in a form that a computer can use computerize paperwork

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Other Words from computerize

computerizable \ kəm-​ˌpyü-​tə-​ˈrī-​zə-​bəl \ adjective
computerization \ kəm-​ˌpyü-​tə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

Examples of computerize in a Sentence

We plan to computerize our billing system. The office is being computerized. Libraries are computerizing their records.
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There's the Celestron 114LCM computerized telescope, which can automatically locate thousands of stars and planets and is easy to setup. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Start Stargazing This Summer With Amazon's Telescope Sale," 6 July 2018 Building a house frame in a day At Blueprint Robotics, about 30 software engineers and architects convert builders’ plans into programs that computerized machines follow. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "With construction workers scarce, homebuilders turn to robots, software," 25 June 2018 These days, new technologies, including air patrols and computerized lightning detection systems, are taking their toll on the traditional lookout tower. CBS News, "Almanac: Forest fire lookout towers," 10 June 2018 In a future where cryptocurrencies become a form of economic resource (like fuel, water, or electricity) that’s computerized and commoditized, would anyone get rich from hoarding them in her trading account? Lionel Laurent,, "What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery," 19 Apr. 2018 The materials have changed from wood to plastic, and the engraving has been computerized. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "This sports shop is closing its doors after 45 years in the Germantown neighborhood," 10 Apr. 2018 Furthermore, better integrating medical care with various behavioral health solutions, such as telehealth, EAPs, or computerized cognitive behavioral therapy, may pay off. Suzanne F. Delbanco, Fortune, "Commentary: Why Employers Need to Take Employees’ Mental Health Seriously," 8 Apr. 2018 In response to this error, computerized systems were introduced into Miami pawn shops by the end of 1997, only a few months after Cunanan's killing spree. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Was Andrew Cunanan Never Caught? The Theories Behind American Crime Story," 31 Jan. 2018 While many computerized electronic voting machines now have paper backups, few states audit the results. Byron Tau, WSJ, "Senate Panel Urges Election Security in Report on Russian Interference," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of computerize

1957, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of computerize

: to use a computer to make, do, or control (something)

: to provide (something) with computers

: to put (something) into a form that a computer can use


com·​put·​er·​ize | \kəm-ˈpyü-tə-ˌrīz \
computerized; computerizing

Kids Definition of computerize

1 : to carry out, control, or produce on a computer computerize a billing system

2 : to equip with computers computerize a school

3 : to put in a form that a computer can use computerize school records

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