What does administer mean?

Definitions for administerædˈmɪn ə stər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word administer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. administer, administrate(verb)

    work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

    "administer a program"; "she administers the funds"

  2. administer(verb)

    perform (a church sacrament) ritually

    "administer the last unction"

  3. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out(verb)

    administer or bestow, as in small portions

    "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"

  4. administer, dispense(verb)

    give or apply (medications)

  5. administer(verb)

    direct the taking of

    "administer an exam"; "administer an oath"

Wiktionary

  1. administer(Verb)

    To cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.

    We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.

  2. administer(Verb)

    To apportion out, as in administering justice.

  3. administer(Verb)

    To manage or supervise the conduct, performance or execution of; to govern or regulate the parameters for the conduct, performance or execution of; to work in an administrative capacity.

  4. administer(Verb)

    To minister to, as in administering to the sick.

  5. Origin: From admynistren, from aminister, from administrare, from ad + ministrare, from minister; see minister.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Administer(verb)

    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

  2. Administer(verb)

    to dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament

  3. Administer(verb)

    to apply, as medicine or a remedy; to give, as a dose or something beneficial or suitable. Extended to a blow, a reproof, etc

  4. Administer(verb)

    to tender, as an oath

  5. Administer(verb)

    to settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor

  6. Administer(verb)

    to contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister

  7. Administer(verb)

    to perform the office of administrator; to act officially; as, A administers upon the estate of B

  8. Administer(noun)

    administrator

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Administer

    ad-min′is-tėr, v.t. to manage as a steward, substitute, or executor: to supply: to conduct or execute, as offices of religion: to apply: to impose.—v.i. to bring aid (with to).—adjs. Admin′istrable, that may be administered; Admin′istrant.—n. Administrā′tion, the act of administering: management: dispensation of sacraments: the power or party that administers the government of the country.—adj. Admin′istrative, that administers.—n. Administrā′tor, one who manages or directs: the person to whom is committed, under a commission entitled Letters of Administration, the administration or distribution of the personal estate of any one dying intestate or leaving a will in which no executor is named:—fem. Administrā′trix.—n. Administrā′torship. [Through Fr. from L. administrāre—ad, to, and ministrāre, to minister.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'administer' in Verbs Frequency: #749

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of administer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of administer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Carnegie:

    Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.

  2. Andrew Carnegie:

    Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.

  3. New America Education:

    The Common Core-aligned tests being developed by two state consortia are expected to be harder than ones states administer now, and, particularly at first, fewer students will pass them.

  4. Army Brigadier General Ernie Audino:

    Each square kilometer they seize from ISIS is another square kilometer they have to secure and administer, and they are not receiving any additional resources from the U.S. or Baghdad to do this.

  5. George Pratt Shultz:

    Nothing ever gets settled in this town. ... a seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me. And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer.

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