administrate

[ad-min-uh-streyt]

verb (used with object), ad·min·is·trat·ed, ad·min·is·trat·ing.


Nearby words

  1. adminicle,
  2. administer,
  3. administered price,
  4. administerial,
  5. administrable,
  6. administration,
  7. administration order,
  8. administration, public,
  9. administrative,
  10. administrative assistant

Origin of administrate

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

Related formssub·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

verb

to manage or direct (the affairs of a business, institution, etc)
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Word Origin and History for administrate

administrate

v.

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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