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Definition of administer:

  1. Administrator.
  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.

Synonyms:

divvy up, hand out, look after, portion out, give out, shell out, address, administrative, mete out, cope, spread, deliver, deal out, accord, operate, overlook, hand down, dope, grapple, admin, keep, allocate, bring in, inflict, allot, give, make out, study at, share, disperse, steward, chairmanship, dole out, deal, take the law into your own hands, implement, pass around, look at, supply, apply, penalize, pass out, sell, lot, proffer, serve up, tend, plow, prorate, enforce, cover, grant, minister to, dish, care, portion, teach someone a lesson, propagate, disburse, treat, assign, trade, administration, go on, come off, take, make do, contend, distribute, CSR, dish out, impose, carry out, punish, run, drug up, over, disseminate, guide, measure out, broadcast, consider, dose, handle, circularise, furnish, critical-path method, drug, carry on, circularize, dish up, determine, dispense, adventurism, serve, mete, pass on, get by, watch over, regulate, diffuse, head, do, strike, make an example of someone, crisis management, administrate, apportion, parcel out, circulate, offer, perform, stagger, parcel, authorize.

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