- to administer.
Origin of administrate
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Examples from the Web for administrating
But the mother was wise, and aware of the clanger, kept in her own hands the administrating of the medicine.Weighed and Wanting
The work of starting and administrating the societies is seldom paid, and many farmers give much time to it gratuitously.
I am complaining bitterly to others, I should be administrating comfort; but even this is one way of comfort.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Whether the stream shall be a curse or a blessing, depends upon man's labour, and administrating intelligence.
I kant tell yu whether thare is enny pertikular etiket to be observed in administrating a kiss or not.The Complete Works of Josh Billings
Henry W. Shaw
- to manage or direct (the affairs of a business, institution, etc)
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Word Origin and History for administrating
1630s, from Latin administratus, past participle of administrare (see administer). In modern use a back-formation from administration. Related: Administrated; administrating.
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