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"
dish up, circulate, shell out, apportion, plow, spread, carry on, lot, pass on, dish out, portion, deal out, allot, serve up, care, portion out, sell, take, treat, share, dispense, dole out, divvy up, grapple, make out, accord, assign, deal, parcel out, disperse, circularize, manage, contend, administer, give out, grant, trade, address, handle, disseminate, pass around, hand out, mete out, administrate, pass out, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, propagate, conduct, serve, cover, circularise, consider, make do, get by, stagger, look at, cope, dish
give or apply (medications)
direct the taking of
"administer an exam"; "administer an oath"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To execute is to follow through to the end, put into absolute and final effect in action; to administer is to conduct as one holding a trust, as a minister and not an originator; the sheriff executes a writ; the trustee administers an estate, a charity, etc.; to enforce is to put into effect by force, actual or potential. To administer the laws is the province of a court of justice; to execute the laws is the province of a sheriff, marshal, constable, or other executive officer; to administer the law is to declare or apply it; to execute the law is to put it in force; for this enforce is the more general word, execute the more specific. From signifying to superintend officially some application or infliction, administer passes by a natural transition to signify inflict, mete out, dispense, and blows, medicine, etc., are said to be administered: a usage thoroughly established and reputable in spite of pedantic objections. Enforce signifies also to present and urge home by intellectual and moral force; as, to enforce a precept or a duty. Compare DO; KILL; MAKE.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
(Law.) act as administrator
Translations for administer
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- ръководя, управлявам, предписвамBulgarian
- administrarCatalan, Valencian
- spravovat, podatCzech
- gweinyddu, goruchwylioWelsh
- verwalten, administrieren, verabreichen, darreichenGerman
- اداره کردنPersian
- johtaa, hallinnoida, hallitaFinnish
- administrar, ministrar, aplicarPortuguese
- назнача́ть, руководи́ть, назна́чить, прописа́ть, управля́ть, пропи́сыватьRussian
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