Associations to the word «Administer»


ADMINISTER, verb. (transitive) To cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.
ADMINISTER, verb. (transitive) To apportion out.
ADMINISTER, verb. (transitive) 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.
ADMINISTER, verb. (intransitive) To minister (to).
ADMINISTER, verb. (legal) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.
ADMINISTER, verb. To tender, as an oath.
ADMINISTER, verb. (medicine) To give a drug to a patient, be it orally or by any other means.

Dictionary definition

ADMINISTER, verb. Work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of; "administer a program"; "she administers the funds".
ADMINISTER, verb. Perform (a church sacrament) ritually; "administer the last unction".
ADMINISTER, 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".
ADMINISTER, verb. Give or apply (medications).
ADMINISTER, verb. Direct the taking of; "administer an exam"; "administer an oath".

Wise words

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