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

Examples of administrate in a Sentence

they're looking for someone to administrate the new division
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Word History


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

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of administrate was in 1538

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“Administrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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

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