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administrate

[ ad-min-uh-streyt ]
/ ædˈmɪn əˌstreɪt /
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verb (used with object), ad·min·is·trat·ed, ad·min·is·trat·ing.

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Origin of administrate

1630–40; <Latin administrātus, past participle of administrāre to administer; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM administrate

sub·ad·min·is·trate, verb (used with object), sub·ad·min·is·trat·ed, sub·ad·min·is·trat·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for administrate

administrate
/ (ədˈmɪnɪˌstreɪt) /

verb

to manage or direct (the affairs of a business, institution, etc)
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