Definition of automate in English:

automate

Syllabification: au·to·mate
Pronunciation: /ˈôtəˌmāt
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Convert (a process or facility) to largely automatic operation: industry is investing in automating production (as adjective automated) a fully automated process
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

1950s: back-formation from automation.

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