Definitions for administerædˈmɪn ə stər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ad•min•is•terædˈmɪn ə stər(v.t.)
to direct or manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have executive charge of.
to bring into use or operation:
to administer justice.
to dispense, esp. formally:
to administer the sacraments.
to give or apply:
to administer medicine.
to supervise the formal taking of (an oath or the like).
Law. to manage or dispose of (an estate or a trust) as executor, administrator, or trustee.
(v.i.)to contribute assistance; bring aid or supplies; minister:
to administer to the poor.
to perform the duties of an administrator.
Origin of administer:
1325–75; ME amynistren (with a -5) < MF aministrer < L administrāre to assist, carry out, manage the affairs of (see ad -, minister )
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
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'administer' in Verbs Frequency: #749
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From our Multilingual Dictionary
- ръководя, управлявам, предписвамBulgarian
- administrarCatalan, Valencian
- spravovat, podatCzech
- gweinyddu, goruchwylioWelsh
- verwalten, administrieren, verabreichen, darreichenGerman
- johtaa, hallinnoida, hallitaFinnish
- administrar, ministrar, aplicarPortuguese
- назнача́ть, руководи́ть, назна́чить, прописа́ть, управля́ть, пропи́сыватьRussian
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