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ad·min·is·ter

 (ăd-mĭn′ĭ-stər)
v. ad·min·is·tered, ad·min·is·ter·ing, ad·min·is·ters
v.tr.
1. To have charge of; manage.
2.
a. To give or apply in a formal way: administer the last rites.
b. To apply as a remedy: administer a sedative.
c. To direct the taking of (an oath).
3. To mete out; dispense: administer justice.
4. To manage (a trust or estate) under a will or official appointment.
5. To impose, offer, or tender (an oath, for example).
v.intr.
1. To manage as an administrator.
2. To minister: administering to their every whim.

[Middle English administren, from Old French administrer, from Latin administrāre : ad, ad- + ministrāre, to manage (from minister, ministr-, servant; see minister).]

ad·min′is·tra·ble (-ĭ-strə-bəl) adj.
ad·min′is·trant adj. & n.

administer

(ədˈmɪnɪstə)
vb (mainly tr)
1. (also intr) to direct or control (the affairs of a business, government, etc)
2. to put into execution; dispense: administer justice.
3. (when: intr, foll by to) to give or apply (medicine, assistance, etc) as a remedy or relief
4. to apply formally; perform: to administer extreme unction.
5. to supervise or impose the taking of (an oath, etc)
6. (Law) to manage or distribute (an estate, property, etc)
[C14: amynistre, via Old French from Latin administrare, from ad- to + ministrāre to minister]

ad•min•is•ter

(ædˈmɪn ə stər)

v.t.
1. to direct or manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have executive charge of.
2. to bring into use or operation: to administer justice.
3. to dispense, esp. formally: to administer the sacraments.
4. to give or apply: to administer medicine.
5. to supervise the formal taking of (an oath or the like).
6. Law. to manage or dispose of (an estate or a trust) as executor, administrator, or trustee.
v.i.
7. to contribute assistance; bring aid or supplies; minister: to administer to the poor.
8. to perform the duties of an administrator.
[1325–75; Middle English amynistren (with a-5) < Middle French aministrer < Latin administrāre to assist, carry out, manage the affairs of (see ad-, minister)]
ad•min′is•tra•ble, adj.
ad•min′is•trant, n.

administer


Past participle: administered
Gerund: administering

Imperative
administer
administer
Present
I administer
you administer
he/she/it administers
we administer
you administer
they administer
Preterite
I administered
you administered
he/she/it administered
we administered
you administered
they administered
Present Continuous
I am administering
you are administering
he/she/it is administering
we are administering
you are administering
they are administering
Present Perfect
I have administered
you have administered
he/she/it has administered
we have administered
you have administered
they have administered
Past Continuous
I was administering
you were administering
he/she/it was administering
we were administering
you were administering
they were administering
Past Perfect
I had administered
you had administered
he/she/it had administered
we had administered
you had administered
they had administered
Future
I will administer
you will administer
he/she/it will administer
we will administer
you will administer
they will administer
Future Perfect
I will have administered
you will have administered
he/she/it will have administered
we will have administered
you will have administered
they will have administered
Future Continuous
I will be administering
you will be administering
he/she/it will be administering
we will be administering
you will be administering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been administering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been administering
you will have been administering
he/she/it will have been administering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been administering
you had been administering
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we had been administering
you had been administering
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Conditional
I would administer
you would administer
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Past Conditional
I would have administered
you would have administered
he/she/it would have administered
we would have administered
you would have administered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.administer - work in an administrative capacityadminister - work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of; "administer a program"; "she administers the funds"
pontificate - administer a pontifical office
handle, manage, care, deal - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
oversee, superintend, supervise, manage - watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"
2.administer - perform (a church sacrament) ritually; "administer the last unction"
apply, give - give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
insufflate - breathe or blow onto as a ritual or sacramental act, especially so as to symbolize the action of the Holy Spirit
3.administer - administer or bestow, as in small portionsadminister - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
allot, portion, assign - give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
reallot - allot again; "They were realloted additional farm land"
deal - distribute cards to the players in a game; "Who's dealing?"
apply, give - give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
4.administer - give or apply (medications)administer - give or apply (medications)    
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"
transfuse - give a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to
digitalize - administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects
inject, shoot - give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
give - give (as medicine); "I gave him the drug"
5.administer - direct the taking of; "administer an exam"; "administer an oath"
direct - be in charge of

administer

verb
1. manage, run, control, rule, direct, handle, conduct, command, govern, oversee, supervise, preside over, be in charge of, superintend Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
2. dispense, give, share, provide, apply, distribute, assign, allocate, allot, dole out, apportion, deal out Sister came to watch the nurses administer the drugs.
3. execute, do, give, provide, apply, perform, carry out, impose, realize, implement, enforce, render, discharge, enact, dispense, mete out, bring off He is shown administering most of the blows.

administer

verb
1. To have charge of (the affairs of others):
2. To oversee the provision or execution of:
3. To provide as a remedy:
4. To mete out by means of some action:
Translations
يُدِيريُعْطِي الدَّوَاءيُقِيم العَدْل، يُنَفِّذ القَانُون
podatspravovatvykonávatřídit
administreredele uddømmeforvaltefuldbyrde
kiszolgáltat
dæma, hafa dómsvald á hendigefa, veitastjórna
administracinisadministratoriuspaskirtitvarkytivadovavimas
dotizpildītpārvaldītsniegtvadīt
upravljati

administer

[ədˈmɪnɪstəʳ] VT
1. (= manage) [+ company, estate, funds, finances] → administrar; [+ country] → gobernar
2. (= dispense) [+ medicine, sacrament] → administrar; [+ justice, laws, punishment] → administrar, aplicar
to administer an oath to sbtomar juramento a algn

administer

[ədˈmɪnɪstər] vt
[+ drug] → administrer
to administer a sedative → administrer un sédatif
[+ country, territory] → administrer
[+ justice] → rendre
[+ exam, test] → faire passer

administer

vt
institution, fundsverwalten; business, affairsführen; (= run) company, departmentdie Verwaltungsangelegenheiten regeln von; the civil service administers the countrydie Beamtenschaft verwaltet das Land
(= dispense) relief, almsgewähren; lawausführen, vollstrecken, vollziehen; punishmentverhängen (→ to über +acc); to administer justiceRecht sprechen; to administer a severe blow to somebody (fig)jdm einen schweren Schlag versetzen
(= cause to take) (→ jdm) medicine, drugsverabreichen; sacramentsspenden; last ritesgeben; to administer an oath to somebodyjdm einen Eid abnehmen
vi
(= act as administrator)die Verwaltungsangelegenheiten regeln
(form) to administer to the sicksich der Kranken (gen)annehmen (geh); to administer to somebody’s needssich jds annehmen (geh)

administer

[ədˈmɪnɪstəʳ] vt
a. (manage, company) → dirigere, gestire; (fund) → amministrare
b. (dispense, medicine) → somministrare; (justice, laws) → amministrare
to administer an oath to sb → far prestare giuramento a qn

administer

(ədˈministə) verb
1. to govern or manage. He administers the finances of the company
2. to carry out (the law etc).
3. to give (medicine, help etc). The doctor administered drugs to the patient.
adˈministrate (-streit) verb
to govern or manage.
adˌminiˈstration noun
1. management. He's in charge of administration at the hospital.
2. (the people who carry on) the government of a country etc.
administrative (-strətiv) , ((American) -streitiv) adjective
an administrative post; administrative ability.
adˈministrator (-strei-) noun

administer

vt. administrar, proveer, dar algo necesario.

administer

vt (a drug, etc.) administrar
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It was the best thing he could have done, far more soothing than the most eloquent words, for Jo felt the unspoken sympathy, and in the silence learned the sweet solace which affection administers to sorrow.
Amongst us a simpleton, possessed by the demon of hate or cupidity, who has an enemy to destroy, or some near relation to dispose of, goes straight to the grocer's or druggist's, gives a false name, which leads more easily to his detection than his real one, and under the pretext that the rats prevent him from sleeping, purchases five or six grammes of arsenic -- if he is really a cunning fellow, he goes to five or six different druggists or grocers, and thereby becomes only five or six times more easily traced; -- then, when he has acquired his specific, he administers duly to his enemy, or near kinsman, a dose of arsenic which would make a mammoth or mastodon burst, and which, without rhyme or reason, makes his victim utter groans which alarm the entire neighborhood.
2) By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which obtain in an army.
Absolution comes not from him who administers it, but from God.
This it is which administers to his delight in the manifold forms, and sounds, and odors and sentiments amid which he exists.
Emily at once administers an unexpected check; she insists on preserving a free waist, in her own outspoken language.
His mission was to administer the consolations of religion to any of the prostrate figures in whom there might yet linger a spark of life.
Administer this draught, therefore, with thine own hand.
Never yet, my dear girl, did I long to administer a productive pecuniary Squeeze to any human creature, as I long to administer it to Mr.
His duty is to administer the present government, as it came to his hands, and to transmit it, unimpaired by him, to his successor.
It is, that in a democracy, the people meet and exercise the government in person; in a republic, they assemble and administer it by their representatives and agents.
Either folk do not know how to administer it, or they are adept in the art--one of the two.
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