mechanize

When you use machines to streamline a process or job, you mechanize it. If you’re tired of pedaling uphill, mechanize your bike by putting a motor on it.

Whenever someone uses automation or technology to do work that was previously done by humans, they mechanize that work. Throughout history, and especially since the Industrial Revolution, inventors have mechanized jobs that were once done by hand. Factories mechanize processes such as making glass bottles, once done more slowly and laboriously by glassblowers. Mechanize is rooted in the Greek mekhanikos, which means "inventive" or "pertaining to machines."

Definitions of mechanize
  1. verb
    make mechanical
    mechanize the procedure”
    synonyms: mechanise
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    types:
    dehumanise, dehumanize
    make mechanical or routine
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    equip with armed and armored motor vehicles
    mechanize armies”
    synonyms: mechanise, motorise, motorize
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    type of:
    equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
  3. verb
    make monotonous; make automatic or routine
    “If your work becomes too mechanized, change jobs!”
    synonyms: mechanise
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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