Definition of automate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

automate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɔt̮əˌmeɪt//
 
[usually passive]automate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they automate
 
he / she / it automates
 
past simple automated
 
-ing form automating
 
 
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to use machines and computers instead of people to do a job or task The entire manufacturing process has been automated. The factory is now fully automated.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: automate