Administer meaning

ăd-mĭnĭ-stər
To have charge of; manage.
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Administer is defined as to manage, direct or enforce something.

An example of the word administer is when a principal enforces school system rules.

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To mete out; dispense.

Administer justice.

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To manage (a trust or estate) under a will or official appointment.
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To impose, offer, or tender (an oath, for example).
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To manage as an administrator.
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To minister.

Administering to their every whim.

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To manage or direct (the affairs of a government, institution, etc.)
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To give out or dispense, as punishment or justice.
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To give or apply (medicine, etc.)
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To direct the taking of (an oath, pledge, test, etc.)
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To act as executor or administrator of (an estate)
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To act as manager or administrator.
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To furnish help or be of service.

Administer to an invalid's needs.

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To cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.

We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.

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To apportion out.
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To manage or supervise the conduct, performance or execution of; to govern or regulate the parameters for the conduct, performance or execution of; to work in an administrative capacity.
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(intransitive) To minister (to).

Administering to the sick.

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(law) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.
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To tender, as an oath.
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The definition of administer means to give or dispense something.

An example of the word administer is when a nurse gives a patient medicine.

An example of the word administer is when a parent administers punishment or consequence.

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Origin of administer

  • Middle English administren from Old French administrer from Latin administrāre ad ad- ministrāre to manage (from minister ministr- servant minister)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English admynistren, from Old French aminister, from Latin administrare (“to manage, execute”), from ad (“to”) + ministrare (“to attend, serve”), from minister (“servant”); see minister.

    From Wiktionary