verb (used with object), automated, automating.
to apply the principles of automation to (a mechanical process, industry, office, etc.).
to operate or control by automation.
to displace or make obsolete by automation (often followed by out ): The unskilled jobs are going to be automated out.
verb (used without object), automated, automating.
to install automatic procedures, as for manufacturing or servicing; follow or utilize the principles of automation: Many banks have begun to automate.

1950–55; back formation from automation

automatable, adjective
de-automate, verb, de-automated, de-automating.
nonautomated, adjective
unautomated, adjective Unabridged
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automate (ˈɔːtəˌmeɪt)
to make (a manufacturing process, factory, etc) automatic, or (of a manufacturing process, etc) to be made automatic

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Word Origin & History

"to convert to automatic operation," 1954, back-formation from automated (q.v.). Ancient Gk. verb automatizein meant "to act of oneself, to act unadvisedly."

1952, Amer.Eng., pp. adj. formed from automation (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Even automated electronic detection of focused heat might be programmed to
  initiate evasive maneuvers.
At the same time, vehicles leaving the jams are made to accelerate away quickly
  using automated cruise control.
Technology takes away jobs as more jobs become automated.
Learning and motivating students is not that simply accomplished via automated
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