Etymology
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mechanize (v.)

"to render mechanical, bring into a mechanical state or condition," 1670s; see mechanic (adj.) + -ize. Related: Mechanized; mechanizing. Earlier was mechanicalize (1610s); in 19c., mechanicize also was tried.

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Definitions of mechanize

mechanize (v.)
equip with armed and armored motor vehicles;
mechanize armies
Synonyms: mechanise / motorize / motorise
mechanize (v.)
make monotonous; make automatic or routine;
If your work becomes too mechanized, change jobs!
Synonyms: mechanise
mechanize (v.)
make mechanical;
mechanize the procedure
Synonyms: mechanise
From wordnet.princeton.edu