Re: administrate vs. administer
We ended up siding with "administrate", presumably because we're talking
In the following excerpts, note that the *first* definitions are the one you falsely assume must dictate the use of "administrate":
administer (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996)
v. t. ... 1. To manage or conduct, as public affairs; to direct
or superintend the execution, application, or conduct of; as, to
administer the government or the state.
administer (Princeton University's WordNet)
v 1: work in an administrative capacity; supervise; "administer
a program" [syn: administrate]
1. To have charge of; manage.
1. To manage as an administrator.
I don't think "I've always seen administer used in [other] contexts" is sufficient reason for choosing "administrate." Even a little quick research helps inform a decision.
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