Definition of administer :
2. To apply, as medicine or a remedy; to give, as a dose or something beneficial or suitable. Extended to a blow, a reproof, etc.
3. To contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister.
4. To dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament.
5. 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.
6. To perform the office of administrator; to act officially; as, A administers upon the estate of B.
7. To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.
8. To tender, as an oath.
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control (part of speech: verb)
direct (part of speech: verb)
- Divide the mass into six parts, and administer one in honey, night and morning, for the first day; after which, a single powder, daily, will suffice. - "The American Reformed Cattle Doctor", George Dadd.
- The Count of Holland was now the guardian of the laws, but the judges were to administer them. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
- Then we lawyers could come in and get some one appointed to administer the estate- I mean a judge would do that. - "The Mynns' Mystery", George Manville Fenn.