Mechanize v. t. (past & past part. mechanized; pres. part. mechanizing)
To cause to be mechanical.
To introduce machinery into (a process) in order to reduce human effort or improve uniformity or quality of the result; especially, To cause to be accomplished by a mechanical means which requires little or no human supervision; to automate.
Hence: (Mil.) To equip (an armed force) with tanks or other vehicles.
... A pestilent fellow who, under the pretense of recording some particular stage in the development of a language, does what he can to arrest its growth, stiffen its flexibility and mechanize its methods. For your lexicographer, having written his dictionary, comes to be considered "as one having authority," whereas his function is only to make a record, not to give a law. The natural servility ... — The Devil's Dictionary • Ambrose Bierce