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Synonyms for administerædˈmɪn ə stər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. administer, administrate(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    distribute, administrate, deal, dispense, lot, dish out, parcel out, dole out, deal out, shell out, mete out, allot, administer

  2. administer(verb)

    perform (a church sacrament) ritually

    Synonyms:
    distribute, administrate, deal, dispense, lot, dish out, parcel out, dole out, deal out, shell out, mete out, allot

  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

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. administer, dispense(verb)

    give or apply (medications)

    Synonyms:
    distribute, administrate, deal, dispense, lot, dish out, parcel out, dole out, deal out, shell out, mete out, allot, administer

  5. administer(verb)

    direct the taking of

    Synonyms:
    distribute, administrate, deal, dispense, lot, dish out, parcel out, dole out, deal out, shell out, mete out, allot

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. administer

    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.

    Synonyms:
    carry out, do, enforce, execute, perform

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. administer

    Synonyms:
    v. a. dispense, give, distribute, supply, contribute, deal out, give out

  2. administer

    Synonyms:
    direct, manage, conduct, control, superintend, preside over

  3. administer

    Synonyms:
    tender, offer, proffer

  4. administer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    contribute, conduce, be helpful

  5. administer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) act as administrator

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

manage, administering, administers, administration, managing, administrate, manages


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