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automate

au·to·mate

automate

 
 
pronunciation:
aw t meIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: automated, automates, automating
definition 1: to convert to a mechanical or electronic system of operation.
The company will soon automate the assembly line.
definition 2: to control or carry out using mechanical or electronic devices.
They would like to automate some of the dangerous tasks so that there is less risk to human workers.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to use or adopt a system that uses automatic devices.
Many workers will be laid off when the company automates next year.
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