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Verb (usu participle)


Verb administer has 5 senses


administerv. t. [OE. aministren, OF. aministrer, F. administer, fr. L. administrare; ad + ministrare to serve. 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.  [1913 Webster]
    "For forms of government let fools contest:
    Whate'er is best administered is best.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament.  [1913 Webster]
    "[Let zephyrs] administer their tepid, genial airs."  [1913 Webster]
    "Justice was administered with an exactness and purity not before known."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To apply, as medicine or a remedy; to give, as a dose or something beneficial or suitable. Extended to a blow, a reproof, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "A noxious drug had been administered to him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To tender, as an oath.  [1913 Webster]
    "Swear . . . to keep the oath that we administer."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To manage; conduct; minister; supply; dispense; give out; distribute; furnish.
administerv. i. 
  •  To contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister.  [1913 Webster]
    "A fountain . . . administers to the pleasure as well as the plenty of the place."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To perform the office of administrator; to act officially; as, A administers upon the estate of B.  [1913 Webster]
     Administrator.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]


administer, v.
1 tr. attend to the running of (business affairs etc.); manage.
2 tr. a be responsible for the implementation of (the law, justice, punishment, etc.). b Eccl. give out, or perform the rites of (a sacrament). c (usu. foll. by to) direct the taking of (an oath).
3 tr. a provide, apply (a remedy). b give, deliver (a rebuke).
4 intr. act as administrator.

administrable adj.
ME f. OF aministrer f. L administrare (as AD-, MINISTER)



abide by, accord, adhere to, administer justice, administrate, afford, allocate, allot, allow, apply, apportion, assign, award, be master, bestow, bestow on, captain, carry on, carry out, carry through, chair, chairman, command, communicate, complete, conduct, confer, consign, control, deal, deal out, deliver, direct, disburse, discharge, discipline, dish out, dispense, disperse, dispose, distribute, dole, dole out, donate, dose, dose with, effect, effectuate, enforce, enforce upon, execute, extend, fill out, force, force upon, fork out, fulfill, furnish, gift, gift with, give, give freely, give out, govern, grant, hand out, head, heap, help to, honor, impart, implement, inflict, issue, judge, lavish, lay on, lead, let have, make, make out, manage, measure out, mete, mete out, mete out to, observe, occupy the chair, offer, officer, officiate, oversee, parcel out, pass around, pay out, portion out, pour, prescribe for, present, preside, preside over, proffer, promulgate, prosecute, put in force, put on, put through, put upon, rain, ration, regulate, render, run, serve, share out, shell out, shower, sit in judgment, slip, snow, spoon out, stand over, strike, superintend, supervise, supply, tender, transact, vouchsafe, wield authority, yield




VB direct, manage, govern, conduct, order, prescribe, cut out work for, bead, lead, lead the way, show the way, take the lead, lead on, regulate, guide, steer, pilot, tackle, take the helm, be at the helm, have the reins, handle the reins, hold the reins, take the reins, drive, tool, superintend, supervise, overlook, control, keep in order, look after, see to, legislate for, administer, ministrate, matronize, have the care of, have the charge of, be in charge of, have charge of, take the direction, boss, boss one around, pull the strings, pull the wires, rule, have the direction, hold office, hold the portfolio, preside, preside at the board, take the chair, occupy the chair, be in the chair, pull the stroke oar, tend towards, bend towards, point towards, conduct to, go to, point to, point at, bend, trend, verge, incline, dip, determine, steer for, steer towards, make for, make towards, aim at, level at, take aim, keep a course, hold a course, be bound for, bend one's steps towards, direct one's course, steer one's course, bend one's course, shape one's course, align one's march, allign one's march, to straight, go straight to the point, march on, march on a point, ascertain one's direction, s'orienter, see which way the wind blows, box the compass, take the air line.


N government, legal authority, soveriegn, sovereign authority, authority, master, direction, national government, nation, state, country, nation- state, dominion, republic, empire, union, democratic republic, kingdom, principality, state government, state, shire, province, county, canton, territory, duchy, archduchy, archdukedom, woiwodshaft, commonwealth, region, property, county, parish city, domain, tract, arrondissement, mofussil, commune, wappentake, hundred, riding, lathe, garth, soke, tithing, ward, precinct, bailiwick, command, empire, sway, rule, dominion, domination, sovereignty, supremacy, suzerainty, lordship, headship, chiefdom, seigniory, seigniority, rule, sway, command, control, administer, govern, lead, preside over, reign, possess the throne, be seated on the throne, occupy the throne, sway the scepter, wield the scepter, wear the crown, state, realm, body politic, posse comitatus, judicature, cabinet, seat of government, seat of authority, headquarters, accession, installation, politics, reign, regime, dynasty, directorship, dictatorship, protectorate, protectorship, caliphate, pashalic, electorate, presidency, presidentship, administration, proconsul, consulship, prefecture, seneschalship, magistrature, magistracy, monarchy, kinghood, kingship, royalty, regality, aristarchy, aristocracy, oligarchy, democracy, theocracy, demagogy, commonwealth, dominion, heteronomy, republic, republicanism, socialism, collectivism, mob law, mobocracy, ochlocracy, vox populi, imperium in imperio, bureaucracy, beadledom, bumbledom, stratocracy, military power, military government, junta, feodality, feudal system, feudalism, thearchy, theocracy, dinarchy, duarchy, triarchy, heterarchy, duumvirate, triumvirate, autocracy, autonomy, limited monarchy, constitutional government, constitutional monarchy, home rule, representative government, monocracy, pantisocracy, gynarchy, gynocracy, gynaeocracy, petticoat government, legislature, judiciary, administration, office of the president, office of the prime minister, cabinet, senate, house of representatives, parliament, council, courts, supreme court, state, interior, labor, health and human services, defense, education, agriculture, justice, commerce, treasury, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Postal Service, Post Office, Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, president, vice president, cabinet member, prime minister, minister, senator, representatative, president pro tem, speaker of the house, department head, section head, section chief, federal judge, justice, justice of the supreme court, chief justice, treasurer, secretary of the treasury, director of the FBI, governor, state cabinet member, state senator, assemblyman, assemblywoman, regal, sovereign, governing, royal, royalist, monarchical, kingly, imperial, imperiatorial, princely, feudal, aristocratic, autocratic, oligarchic, republican, dynastic, ruling, regnant, gubernatorial, imperious, authoritative, executive, administrative, clothed with authority, official, departmental, ex officio, imperative, peremptory, overruling, absolute, hegemonic, hegemonical, authorized, government, public, national, federal, his majesty's, her majesty's, state, county, city, N, a dog's obeyed in office, cada uno tiene su alguazil, le Roi le veut, regibus esse manus en nescio longas, regnant populi, the demigod Authority, the right divine of kings to govern wrong, uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.


VB apportion, divide, distribute, administer, dispense, billet, allot, detail, cast, share, mete, portion out, parcel out, dole out, deal, carve, allocate, ration, ration out, assign, separate, partition, assign, appropriate, appoint, come in for one's share.

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