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to apply the principles of to (a mechanical process, industry, office, etc.).
to operate or control by .
to displace or make obsolete by (often followed by out):
The unskilled jobs are going to be automated out.
to install procedures, as for manufacturing or servicing; follow or utilize the principles of :
Many banks have begun to automate.
Contemporary Examples

I optimize, automate, and outsource everything in life in order to be more effective.
How To Create Your Own User Manual Ari Meisel February 17, 2014

Historical Examples

Or they are reduced to a stereotyped repertory that is easy to mechanize, to automate, and finally, to do away with.
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin

to make (a manufacturing process, factory, etc) automatic, or (of a manufacturing process, etc) to be made automatic

“to convert to automatic operation,” 1954, back-formation from automated (q.v.). Ancient Greek verb automatizein meant “to act of oneself, to act unadvisedly.” Related: Automating.


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