ad·​min·​is·​trate | \-ˌstrāt \
administrated; administrating

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Detention is administrated by Principal Featherhead, played by Anthony Michael Hall, further cementing the Breakfast Club comparison here. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, "Someone Died in the Riverdale Flashback Episode and I Need to Talk About It ASAP," 8 Nov. 2018 The fees are supposed to cover bargaining and contract administrating, including handling grievances. Hillary Borrud,, "Will pending Supreme Court decision weaken unions' political power in Oregon?," 13 June 2018 Jon McDaniel, sommelier, Gage Hospitality Group (Acanto, Beacon Tavern, Coda di Volpe, The Dawson) Daily agenda: Help educate and administrate at the restaurants, reconnect with regulars. Grace Wong,, "What do a sommelier, a Bears lineman and a penguin eat for lunch?," 26 Apr. 2018 These regional bodies administrate all things soccer for their areas, including the six different qualifying tournaments for the World Cup. Alex Ward, Vox, "9 questions about the 2018 World Cup you were too embarrassed to ask," 12 June 2018 The Nobel Foundation administrates the funds for the prizes, but the will of Alfred Nobel, the industrialist and inventor, appointed the Swedish Academy as arbiter of the literature award. New York Times, "Once Delayed, Nobel Prize for Literature No Sure Thing in 2019," 26 May 2018 States will also need to fund any expenses related to administrating laws and regulations connected to sports betting. Michael Mccann,, "How the Supreme Court's Sports Betting Ruling Affects Leagues, Players and Fans," 14 May 2018 SW Houston Tennis Association Promotes amateur tennis in Houston and administrates leagues and tournaments for both adults and juniors. Houston Chronicle, "Perfect your serve at these Houston tennis courts," 10 May 2018 Today it is administrated by the Indian government. Neelima Vallangi, Smithsonian, "India’s Abandoned Island of Colonial Horror," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of administrate

1538, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for administrate

borrowed from Latin administrātus, past participle of administrāre "to administer"

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ad·​min·​is·​trate | \əd-ˈmi-nə-ˌstrāt \
administrated; administrating

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