Definition of automate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôdəˌmāt/


[with object]
Convert (a process or facility) to largely automatic operation: industry is investing in automating production (as adjective automated) a fully automated process
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  • It is relatively easy to see a trading pattern, but the challenge comes in trying to fully automate the process.
  • Some sites are even automating the process for operators.
  • The company was well on the way to automating the whole process, from ordering online and cutting the panels to delivery of the final product.


1950s: back-formation from automation.

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Syllabification: au·to·mate

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