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Verb: administer  ad'mi-nis-tu(r)
  1. Work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of
    "she administers the funds"; "administer a program";
    - administrate
     
  2. Perform (a church sacrament) ritually
    "administer the last unction"
     
  3. Give or provide in small portions
    "administer critical remarks to everyone present";
    - distribute, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out, mete, dole
     
  4. (medicine) give or apply (medications)
    - dispense
     
  5. Direct the taking of
    "administer an exam"; "administer an oath"

Derived forms: administering, administered, administers

Type of: apply, care, care for, deal, direct, give, handle, manage, treat

Encyclopedia: Administer