Definition of automobilize in English:

automobilize

(also automobilized, automobilised)

verb

US
  • 1with object To convey by automobile. Also without object: to travel by automobile. rare.

  • 2with object To provide or equip with automobiles; specifically to provide (a place) with motor vehicles and a suitable road system; to accustom (a place's population) to the use of motor vehicles.

Origin

Early 20th century. From automobile + -ize. Compare slightly earlier automobilized.

Pronunciation

automobilize

/ɔːtəʊˈmə(ʊ)bɪlʌɪz//ɔːtəʊˈmə(ʊ)b(ə)lʌɪz/