Etymology
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motorize (v.)

"to furnish with a motor or motors," 1913, from motor (n.) + -ize. Related: Motorized; motorizing; motorization.

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Definitions of motorize

motorize (v.)
equip with a motor vehicle;
The police around here are not motorized and patrol the streets on horseback
motorize (v.)
equip with a motor;
motorized scooters are now the rage
motorize (v.)
equip with armed and armored motor vehicles;
Synonyms: mechanize / mechanise / motorise
From wordnet.princeton.edu