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Definition of mechanize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mechanize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈmekənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmekənaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mechanize
BrE BrE//ˈmekənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmekənaɪz//
 
he / she / it mechanizes
BrE BrE//ˈmekənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmekənaɪzɪz//
 
past simple mechanized
BrE BrE//ˈmekənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmekənaɪzd//
 
past participle mechanized
BrE BrE//ˈmekənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmekənaɪzd//
 
-ing form mechanizing
BrE BrE//ˈmekənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmekənaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] mechanize something to change a process, so that the work is done by machines rather than people synonym automate The production process is now highly mechanized.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mechanize