• WordNet 3.6
    • v administrate work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of "administer a program","she administers the funds"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Food and Drug Administration says the most common injury from cosmetics comes from scratching the eye with a mascara wand
    • v. t Administrate To administer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: New York City's administrative code still requires that hitching posts be located in front of City Hall so that reporters can tie their horses.
    • administrate To administer; dispense; give; supply: as, “to administrate the sacraments,” Knox.
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  • Robert M. Hutchins
    Robert M. Hutchins
    “The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.”
  • Robert Heller
    Robert Heller
    “The difference between management and administration(which is what the bureaucrats used to do exclusively) is the difference between choice and rigidity.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.”
  • Lord Acton
    Lord Acton
    “Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join with me in that effort.”
  • Ralph Nader
    Ralph Nader
    “This administration is not sympathetic to corporations, it is indentured to corporations.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. administratus, p. p. of administrare,


In literature:

Rigid economy of administration had been introduced.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
However this may be, the few administrative acts that remained to be taken were quickly accomplished in both Republics.
"Lord Milner's Work in South Africa" by W. Basil Worsfold
The purpose of these calculations does not lie in the application of amortization to administrative finance.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
Pitt selected the weak point in the administration.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
In some respects the administration of Lord Hastings marks a new era in the history of India.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Aside from matters of discipline, the administration of the school was scarcely a problem.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
In the administration of his dominions, too, Leopold succeeded in strengthening the authority of the central government.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Bailies, by virtue of their office, are invested with certain judicial and administrative powers within the burgh for which they are appointed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Subsequently he held the offices of judge of the Supreme Court, acting chief-justice and administrator of the government.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Necker's second administration would have begun a year and a half earlier, but, at the last moment, his enemies intervened.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

In poetry:

Sun-drenched beaches with their golden sands
were hidden under red carpets.
Sufferers from cowardice and jaundice
were subjected to severe administrative reassignment.
A protest campaign led by wasps and bees
had its sting drawn by honeyed words.
"The Commission for Equalising Things" by Raymond Queneau

In news:

The US seafood catch was at a 17-year high in 2011, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
8/9 (Boston) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts 12 to 17 named storms for the remainder of the hurricane season.
That breaks the old record from July 1936 by 0.2 degree, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Where else could you find hourly offshore buoy readings but the home page of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
While many people say Washington needs to get out of local government, Washington County is bringing a large piece of Washington into its new administration building.
The Clinton administration asserted its leadership again in building tribunals to investigate atrocity crimes in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia.
Improving test scores for San Diego Unified School District students are the result of a "community-based" school-administration model, SDUSD officials said Tuesday.
Chief of Staff Laura Neumann confirmed that the Bach administration has issued a request for proposals from organizations interested in taking over the management of the City Auditorium.
The audacity of deliberate dishonesty in the Obama administration's reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare is unlike anything we have seen in American history.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov Rick Scott on Wednesday gave a brief glimpse into the potentially grim event next month, when his fledgling administration releases a state budget proposal that could slash spending by more than $4 billion.
Whenever you use an AppleScript to perform an administrator-privileged task on your Mac, you must authenticate as an administrator.
In the California prison system, Ad-Seg (Administrative Segregation) and ASU (Administrative Segregation Units) are classified as "temporary," but many prisoners have been in the ASU for years.
'Tis true that even Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Marion Blakey plans to hop on an airline this very busy Labor Day weekend and take her traditional seat in coach.
Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, was an assistant secretary of state in the Reagan administration and deputy national security adviser in the George W Bush administration.

In science:

This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant NNG05GO47G issued through the Origins of Solar Systems Program to W. H.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
This second part will be totally independent from closure properties, and is essentially an “administrative” way to use the property for a construction.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
Thus, once we have shown (µ ⊆) and (HUx), we have finished the substantial side, and enter the administrative part, which will not use any prerequisites about domain closure any more.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
We turn to completeness, but this is almost routine now, as we can do the standard administrative part.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
It is obvious that the strength of pressure should vary from one district to another within a city and can be different for the different modes of diffusion process which have no rigorous bind to the city administrative units being localized on the certain groups of streets and canals.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics