motorize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

motor +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

motorize (third-person singular simple present motorizes, present participle motorizing, simple past and past participle motorized)

  1. (transitive) To fit something with a motor.
    Most canoe aficionados would argue that motorizing a canoe removes the pleasurable aspects of traveling in one.
  2. (transitive) To supply something or someone with motor vehicles.
    Once Jack decided to motorize his paper delivery route, he found he could reach far more subscribers.
  3. (transitive) To supply armoured vehicles; to mechanize.
    The refit plan recommended that the first battalion be motorized to upgrade their offensive capabilities.

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