administrate vs administer : Common Errors in English

About administrate vs administer

Although it is very popular with administrators and others, many people scorn “administrate” as an unnecessary substitute for the more common verb form “administer.”

administrate Meaning(s)

  • (v) work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

administer Meaning(s)

  • (v) work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of
  • (v) perform (a church sacrament) ritually
  • (v) administer or bestow, as in small portions
  • (v) give or apply (medications)
  • (v) direct the taking of

administrate in News

  • Joe Medley's In My Opinion: Local connections keep local eyes on pro baseball

    The good folks who administrate the OxfordBlack GoldBaseball page on Facebook sure have been busy lately, keeping up with minor leaguers. There’s Jackson Stephens in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization, Zach Lovvorn in the Kansas City Royals organization and Saxon Butler in the New York Yankees’ system.
    on June 27, 2013 Source: Anniston Star

administer in News

  1. Baby-test OK is all heart

    ALBANY — The Legislature has agreed to require newborns to be tested for a congenital heart defect under a new, quick screening process.The measure would require all birthing facilities to administer the test called pulse oximetry screening.The procedure provides early detection of heart defects that could be addressed quickly...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: New York Post

  2. I-Step vendor to defend company after problems

    The president of the testing vendor paid to administer the I-Step to Hoosier students is scheduled to defend her company to lawmakers later this month.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WNDU 16 South Bend

  3. Students try to take ACT test near Atlanta, but no one shows up to administer it

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — About 100 students, their families and school administrators hope to find out why no one showed up to administer the ACT test at a high school south of Atlanta over the weekend.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

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