[ ôt] ′ə māt′ automate definition by Webster's New World
transitive verb , automated automating to convert (a factory, process, etc.) to automation to use techniques of automation in: teaching is being automated Origin: back-formation ; from automation Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
automate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
au·to·mates verb , transitive To convert to automatic operation: automate a factory. To control or operate by automation. verb , intransitive
To make use of or be converted to automation:
a food service that decided to automate for greater efficiency. Origin: Back-formation from automation. Related Forms: auˈto·matˌa·ble adjective The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. 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