administrate

verb
ad·​min·​is·​trate | \ əd-ˈmi-nə-ˌstrāt How to pronounce administrate (audio) \
administrated; administrating

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Examples of administrate in a Sentence

they're looking for someone to administrate the new division
Recent Examples on the Web To administrate at scale, governments and large bureaucracies need to be able to see the world clearly. Tim Hwang, Harper's Magazine, "Ad Nauseam," 27 Oct. 2020 The state’s data reporting lags between the date the test was administrated, when symptoms appeared and when the case is reported. Nyamekye Daniel, Washington Examiner, "Despite criticism, Kemp loosens more restrictions," 13 May 2020 Australia began administrating Bougainville after World War I and (except for a brief Japanese occupation during World War II) played a role until PNG achieved independence in 1975. Jason Scott Smith, Washington Post, "Why a Part of Papua New Guinea Is Eyeing Independence," 11 Dec. 2019 Tips for riders of public transit MCTS closed its administrating building at 1942 N. 17th St. Call customer service for help with unused passes and other issues (414-937-3218) or via email to customerservice@mcts.org. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Transit is essential': Milwaukee County buses still running during coronavirus, with riders and drivers taking precautions," 4 May 2020 Australia began administrating Bougainville after World War I and (except for a brief Japanese occupation during World War II) played a role until PNG achieved independence in 1975. Jason Scott Smith, Washington Post, "Why a Part of Papua New Guinea Is Eyeing Independence," 11 Dec. 2019 Australia began administrating Bougainville after World War I and (except for a brief Japanese occupation during World War II) played a role until PNG achieved independence in 1975. Jason Scott Smith, Washington Post, "Why a Part of Papua New Guinea Is Eyeing Independence," 11 Dec. 2019 The donation will be administrated through the Reimann family's new Alfred Landecker Foundation over the next three years. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Family that owns Krispy Kreme announces $5 million donation to Holocaust survivors," 12 Dec. 2019 Australia began administrating Bougainville after World War I and (except for a brief Japanese occupation during World War II) played a role until PNG achieved independence in 1975. Jason Scott Smith, Washington Post, "Why a Part of Papua New Guinea Is Eyeing Independence," 11 Dec. 2019

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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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“Administrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/administrate. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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administrate

verb
ad·​min·​is·​trate | \ əd-ˈmi-nə-ˌstrāt How to pronounce administrate (audio) \
administrated; administrating

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