What does administer mean?

Definitions for administer
ædˈmɪn ə stərad·min·is·ter

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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.

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

  2. administer(Verb)

    To apportion out, as in administering justice.

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

  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.

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

  4. administer(Verb)

    To minister to, as in administering to the sick.

    Etymology: 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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say administer in sign language?

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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

Examples of administer in a Sentence

  1. Beth Akers:

    I'm not surprised they've reached outside for help understanding the portfolio, but in doing so, it highlights how the Department of Education isn't staffed accordingly to administer the student loans.

  2. Ilpo Huhtaniemi:

    We need a pill, that's the easiest to administer, it is feasible, we just need to find the right target.

  3. Mohamad Mouhiye:

    The American administration should understand the following : the first step was to protest near the American embassy, we are waiting their reactions to determine the second step, first, close the doors of the evil embassy, which we consider a spy building and an operations room to administer and sabotage Iraq's well-being.

  4. 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.

  5. Elizabeth II:

    I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else-I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.

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