Meaning of “automate” in the English Dictionary

"automate" in English

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automateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɔː.tə.meɪt/ us /ˈɑː.t̬ə-/
adjective uk /ˈɔː.tə.meɪ.tɪd/ us /ˈɑː.t̬ə.meɪ.t̬ɪd/

a fully automated system
noun [ U ] uk /ˌɔː.təˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌɑː.t̬ə-/

office/factory automation

(Definition of “automate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"automate" in American English

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automateverb [ T ]

us /ˈɔ·t̬əˌmeɪt/

to make something operate automatically by using machines or computers:

(Definition of “automate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"automate" in Business English

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automateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɔːtəmeɪt/ us WORKPLACE, PRODUCTION

to use machines or computers instead of people to do a particular task, especially in a factory or office:

The software automates many processes, increasing reliability and reducing the time involved with each order.
All of the factory's operations have been automated.
adjective /ˈɔːtəmeɪtɪd/ /ˈɑːṱəmeɪţɪd/

a fully automated production plant
An automated system notifies you via e-mail whenever credit information is added to your file.

(Definition of “automate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)