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The word administrate and its family (administrates, administration, administrations, administrative, administratively, administrator, administrators) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the verb administrate

What does administrate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: administrated | administrating | administrates

  1. work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

Alternative definition of the verb administrate


  1. to administer
  2. [computing] the act or function of providing maintenance and general housekeeping for computer systems, networks, peripheral equipment, etc.

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Google previewLiving & Giving God's Dream (2016)

Multiply Your Possibilities and Expand God's Kingdom by Dale A. O'Shields

• Eighth, the Church Administrates Administrate means to manage. Administration is wise planning and ...

Google previewPekin, Jeddo, and San Francisco (1872)

The Conclusion of a Voyage Round the World by Ludovic marquis de Beauvoir

Returning home we passed the Yamen, the residence of the local governor Tao- tai ; as in the far East the authorities cannot appear without all the apparatus attendant upon punishment, and, as to administrate means to punish, the prison ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (2000)


**Administrate means the Administrator of the Fi Safety and Inspection Service of Department or any other officer or t ployee of the Department to wh there has heretofore been delegated to whom there may hereafter be d gated the authority to ...

Google previewAppendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly ... of the Legislature (1919)

by Nevada. Legislature

Its administrate is a rather delicate matter requiring the services of a veterinarian T some one skilled in such procedures. Any one desiring to undertake the treatment of exposed animals by tiis method should bear in mind that it should be ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

administrate is an objectionable back-formation from administration; it should be avoided as a needless variant of administer. E.g.: “By the same reasoning, the legislature could delegate the power to promulgate regulations having the force ...

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2013)

by Adrian Room

adjoining see adjacent adjure see abjure administer/administrate Both verbs can be used in the sense of managing or controlling something, though administer is more common: 'It is the job of judges to administer the law, but there are also ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

administrate. For many centuries, the normal word corresponding to administration and meaning 'to manage (affairs)' has been administer (The Rezzoris were minor Austrian gentry administering the outposts of empire— London Review of ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

administer, administrate. 1 administrate. In the meaning 'manage and be responsible for the running of' something, inspires fear and loathing in editors or others alert to the intricacies of English usage. That consummate wordsmith ...

Google previewBachiesichang Dictionary of English Errors (2013)

by King Sulleyman D. Bachiesichang

adders addressable addressing addition adequate adhering addition amendment administration administrate administration administrative administrator admissibility admissible admitted admitting admit and annouce annoucement annuled ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

manage, boss, direct, oversee, control, superintend, supervise, execute, administrate, conduct, preside over. 2 provide, give, apply, treat, dispense, mete out, serve, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

Administrate. Capable of being administered. Administratio ad colligendum. Administration for the purpose of collecting and preserving goods ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1922)

A Comprehensive Reference Work by Thomas Edward Finegan

Administrate)!. chain extending from the it. e. corner of the State of New York to near its centre. The scenery is wild and grand, diversified by numerous beautiful lakes, and the whole region is a favorite resort of sportsmen and tourists.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

two new pretors were appointed, to administrate affairs in Sicily and Sardinia; and B. c. 197 two more for the Spanish provinces, or six in all. Sulla increased the number to 8, and Julius Caesar to 16. Augustus reduced the number to 12; but ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mexican Mining Law (1904)

A Digest of the Mexican Mining Code, with All the Explanatory Circulars and All Subsidiary Laws, Decrees and Enactments ... Also, a Glossary of Mining Terms by Richard E. Chism

These collections are also called autos, although the latter word is principally used in connection with the expedientes compiled during a law suit and notin administrate business. The present translator uses the word "docket,'' which seems to ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1854)

by John Oswald

administrate, v. ministering, a. administration, n. ministe 'rial, a. administrative, a. ministerially, ad. administrator, n. min'istress, n. adminislra'torship,a. Minu-o, minutum, v. 3. (ft minor ...

Google previewA new spelling, pronouncing, and explanatory dictionary of the English language ... With an appendix, containing an account of the heathen gods and goddesses, ancient heroes, etc (1810)

by William SCOTT (Teacher of Elocution.)

ade "quate", equal to, proportionate Administrate, v. administrate, to administer. Ad' equately, ad, ad'e'quate-lys, in an adequate manner - [adequate Ad'equateness, ...

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