from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To equip with a motor.
- transitive v. To supply with motor-driven vehicles.
- transitive v. To provide with automobiles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fit something with a motor.
- v. To supply something or someone with motor vehicles.
- v. To supply armoured vehicles; to mechanize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To substitute motor-driven vehicles, or automobiles, for the horses and horse-drawn vehicles of (a fire department, city, etc.).
- transitive v. to equip (a piece of machinery) with a motor.
- transitive v. to provide with automobiles or other motor vehicles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In psychology, to apprehend a visual or auditory stimulus in motor or kinesthetic terms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. equip with a motor
- v. equip with a motor vehicle
- v. equip with armed and armored motor vehicles
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Many cities rushed to motorize their snow removal fleets, abandoning most of their horse-drawn carts.
Detractors on the environmental front have argued that mass-motorization in India is the worst thing that could happen as far as global warming is concerned, but India is going to motorize regardless.
It looks cool, great concept, but … they should probably ditch the turbine aspect, build it out of concrete, motorize the segments.
Mesmerized by his own visions, Hitler did much of the talking, lecturing and declaiming on his plans to motorize Germany and build new highways.
And after I got the building done it took me another month or so to figure out how to motorize the roof itself.
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I never understood why they wanted to motorize the razor until I read this.
"One of our priorities was to re-motorize these buses."
Castro says this "new word re-motorize" means to replace Soviet-built motors with other ones, because Soviet-built motors use too much fuel.
People who want to play games, go on excursions, build fish tanks, or motorize bicycles will go to considerable lengths to find peers.