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administrate

[ad-min-uh-streyt]
verb (used with object), ad·min·is·trat·ed, ad·min·is·trat·ing.
  1. to administer.
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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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Related Words

governdispenseexecutedistributeapportionallocateorganizerunoverseemanagedirectsuperintendsupervisedolemete

Examples from the Web for administrating

Historical Examples

  • But the mother was wise, and aware of the clanger, kept in her own hands the administrating of the medicine.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • 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.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for administrating

administrate

verb
  1. to manage or direct (the affairs of a business, institution, etc)
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Word Origin and History for administrating

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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