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automate

[aw-tuh-meyt] /ˈɔ təˌmeɪt/
verb (used with object), automated, automating.
1.
to apply the principles of automation to (a mechanical process, industry, office, etc.).
2.
to operate or control by automation.
3.
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.
4.
to install automatic procedures, as for manufacturing or servicing; follow or utilize the principles of automation:
Many banks have begun to automate.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; back formation from automation
Related forms
automatable, adjective
de-automate, verb, de-automated, de-automating.
nonautomated, adjective
unautomated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unautomated

automate

/ˈɔːtəˌmeɪt/
verb
1.
to make (a manufacturing process, factory, etc) automatic, or (of a manufacturing process, etc) to be made automatic
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Word Origin and History for unautomated
automate
"to convert to automatic operation," 1954, back-formation from automated (q.v.). Ancient Gk. verb automatizein meant "to act of oneself, to act unadvisedly."
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