administrate

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See also: administratë

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(The exact etymology is disputed, see note below.)

Verb[edit]

administrate (third-person singular simple present administrates, present participle administrating, simple past and past participle administrated)

  1. to administer
  2. (computing) the act or function of providing maintenance and general housekeeping for computer systems, networks, peripheral equipment, etc.
    The job is to administrate the network.

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Usage Notes[edit]

Administrate is widely regarded as a non-standard alternative to administer, however in some dialects it is preferred or accepted, and in some industries it is preferred as a jargon term in certain contexts.

Although sources such as Mirriam-Webster show the etymology of administrate as being directly from Latin in the 16th century, those same sources also indicate that administer and administration can be attested in English in the 14th century, so a back-formation from administration is also plausible.


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Adverb[edit]

administrate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of administri

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

administrāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of administrō