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[ad-min-uh-streyt] /ædˈmɪn əˌstreɪt/
verb (used with object), administrated, administrating.
Origin of administrate
1630-40; < Latin administrātus, past participle of administrāre to administer; see -ate1
Related forms
subadministrate, verb (used with object), subadministrated, subadministrating. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for administrate
Historical Examples
  • Does the president of the Bold Bucks pretend to administrate a court of honor?

    The Lion's Skin Rafael Sabatini
  • If it isn't then we may as well cease any attempt to administrate the law!

    The Everett massacre Walker C. Smith
  • He had within him the faculty to command, to administrate, to organize.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • You do not want it, of course, and therefore it is only to be yours that you may administrate it in accordance to my wishes.

    The Light of Scarthey

    Egerton Castle
  • Personally, although this is looking some way ahead, I would like to see the English take over and administrate the Congo.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis
  • The chamber will want before long to administrate, and the administrators will want to legislate.

    Bureaucracy Honore de Balzac
  • The government will try to administrate and the administrators will want to govern, and so it will go on.

    Bureaucracy Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for administrate


to manage or direct (the affairs of a business, institution, etc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for administrate

1630s, from Latin administratus, past participle of administrare (see administer). In modern use a back-formation from administration. Related: Administrated; administrating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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