Automate definition

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To control or operate by automation.
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To make use of or be converted to automation.

A food service that decided to automate for greater efficiency.

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To modernize, improve, etc. (a system, process, facility, etc.) by means of automation.

To automate a company's payroll system, to automate a factory.

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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.
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To replace or enhance human labor with machines.

Many offices still need to automate.

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To convert to automatic operation.

Automate a factory.

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Origin of automate

  • Back-formation from automation

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition