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Linda Cast wrote:
> A manual I'm updating uses "administrate" and "administer"
> indiscriminately, as in "Administrating Cabbages" and "Administering
> Potatoes". The company has no preference. Dictionaries identify them
> so similarly that I don't see a preference.
> Anyone researched it and see a reason to use one over the other?
> ("Managing" is inappropriate - the audience is administrators and
> there are others who manage.)
Microsoft Manual of Style says use "administer," not "administrate,"
possibly because the latter evolved as people erroneously made a verb
out of "administration." The word should be "administer."
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