dig·​i·​tize | \ ˈdi-jə-ˌtīz How to pronounce digitize (audio) \
digitized; digitizing

Definition of digitize

transitive verb

: to convert (something, such as data or an image) to digital form

Other Words from digitize

digitizer \ ˈdi-​jə-​ˌtī-​zər How to pronounce digitize (audio) \ noun

Examples of digitize in a Sentence

The record company digitized the songs and made them available on the Internet.
Recent Examples on the Web Collina Strada designed its own video game and Animorph avatars, but for many independent brands the budgets required to digitize fashion are too high to make virtual clothing a reality. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 16 Nov. 2021 As part of that agreement, the administration announced a partnership with Oklahoma State University to compile, digitize, and index Tribal treaties, with a beta version of the database to be unveiled Monday. Donald Judd, CNN, 15 Nov. 2021 My company's recent research indicates that 74% of businesses had to shut down during the pandemic due to not having the tech in place to digitize. Borya Shakhnovich, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 But because this can be vulnerable to theft and fraud, Bankly’s 15,000 agents enable those users to digitize their cash daily, and build formal accounts that can create access to products like microloans and insurance. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 22 Sep. 2021 Dave on how organizations can use low-code platforms to digitize manual workflows—fast. Laura Lebleu, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Stanbic Bank has used it to create a mobile insurance app and digitize its bancassurance—the selling of life assurance and other insurance products and services by banking institutions. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 22 Sep. 2021 Moses also called for using federal funds to digitize the electrical distribution grid. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Aug. 2021 Japanese officials recognize the need to digitize government functions. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of digitize

1953, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2021

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“Digitize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digitize. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of digitize

: to change (information or pictures) to digital form


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