verbau·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing, au·to·mates
- To convert to automatic operation: automate a factory.
- To control or operate by automation.
Origin of automateBack-formation from automation.
(third-person singular simple present automates, present participle automating, simple past and past participle automated)
automate - Computer Definition
To turn a set of manual steps into an electronic operation that runs on its own. It may also refer to removing certain human interactions with the software in an existing information system to make it operate from beginning to end without intervention. See automation.