work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of
"administer a program"; "she administers the funds"
perform (a church sacrament) ritually
"administer the last unction"
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"
give or apply (medications)
direct the taking of
"administer an exam"; "administer an oath"
To cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.
We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.
To apportion out, as in administering justice.
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.
To minister to, as in administering to the sick.
Origin: From admynistren, from aminister, from administrare, from ad + ministrare, from minister; see minister.
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
to dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament
to apply, as medicine or a remedy; to give, as a dose or something beneficial or suitable. Extended to a blow, a reproof, etc
to tender, as an oath
to settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor
to contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister
to perform the office of administrator; to act officially; as, A administers upon the estate of B
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'administer' in Verbs Frequency: #749
The numerical value of administer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of administer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
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.
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.
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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Translations for administer
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- ръководя, управлявам, предписвамBulgarian
- administrarCatalan, Valencian
- spravovat, podatCzech
- gweinyddu, goruchwylioWelsh
- verwalten, administrieren, verabreichen, darreichenGerman
- اداره کردنPersian
- johtaa, hallinnoida, hallitaFinnish
- administrar, ministrar, aplicarPortuguese
- назнача́ть, руководи́ть, назна́чить, прописа́ть, управля́ть, пропи́сыватьRussian
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