Administer or Administrate?

Administer is the verb form for administration or administrator.

The word administrate is an incorrect form of the verb created by some who drop the -ion suffix of administration.

Incorrect: He did a great job of administrating the estate.

Correct: He did a great job of administering the estate.

Be careful when forming verbs from nouns that end in -ation, as the correct verb form may not end in -ate.

See also Orient or Orientate?


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