The definition of administer means to give or dispense something.(verb)
Administer is defined as to manage, direct or enforce something.(verb)
An example of the word administer is when a principal enforces school system rules.
See administer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME aministren < OFr aministrer < L administrare < ad-, to + ministrare, to serve
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verb ad·min·is·tered, ad·min·is·ter·ing, ad·min·is·ters verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English administren
Origin: , from Old French administrer
Origin: , from Latin administrāre
Origin: : ad, ad-
Origin: + ministrāre, to manage (from minister, ministr-, servant; see minister).
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