What does administer mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. administer, administrateverb

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

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

  2. administerverb

    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 outverb

    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, dispenseverb

    give or apply (medications)

  5. administerverb

    direct the taking of

    "administer an exam"; "administer an oath"

Wiktionary

  1. administerverb

    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. administerverb

    To apportion out, as in administering justice.

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

  3. administerverb

    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. administerverb

    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. Administerverb

    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. Administerverb

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

  3. Administerverb

    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. Administerverb

    to tender, as an oath

  5. Administerverb

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

  6. Administerverb

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

  7. Administerverb

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

  8. Administernoun

    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

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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. Bryant Wright:

    I recognize his calling as the governor is for the security of the citizens, to administer justice, to punish evil, he has a different role in the role of governance. But our calling as Christians is to reach out to our neighbor — whoever that may be, from all around the world — just as Jesus teaches in the story of the Good Samaritan.

  2. Steven Stack:

    Sometimes, more than 30 % of eligible people decline to receive the vaccine when offered, there's a need to be flexible or else we don't administer the vaccine.

  3. Mike McFarland:

    Feline OA pain is typically undertreated because of a lack of effective solutions that are safe to use long-term, along with how difficult it can be for cat owners to administer oral medicines2, the approval of Solensia is a significant step forward in the control of feline OA pain. Cat owners and veterinarians alike can feel confident that Solensia, with active substance frunevetmab, a monoclonal antibody (mAb) designed specifically for felines, has been studied and demonstrated to control OA pain and help cats get back to moving more freely again.

  4. Joseph Baker:

    The most powerful medication that we have on the ambulance is our ability to speak with patients. Ketamine takes that away. i don't believe it should be requested by police. I don't tell them when to use their mace. They should not tell me to administer drugs.

  5. Monday Cuomo:

    Is 16 percent going to make the difference for those states that can administer the vaccines at a higher rate? No.

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