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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
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Present Continuous
I am administering
you are administering
he/she/it is administering
we are administering
you are administering
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Present Perfect
I have administered
you have administered
he/she/it has administered
we have administered
you have administered
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Past Continuous
I was administering
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he/she/it was administering
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Past Perfect
I had administered
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he/she/it had administered
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Future
I will administer
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Future Perfect
I will have administered
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Future Continuous
I 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
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been administering
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Conditional
I would administer
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Past Conditional
I 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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Either folk do not know how to administer it, or they are adept in the art--one of the two.
The end of life was reserved for the Dog, wherefore the old man is often snappish, irritable, hard to please, and selfish, tolerant only of his own household, but averse to strangers and to all who do not administer to his comfort or to his necessities.
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.
He had selected this day at the one time to administer punishment to two quarrelling women, to give a lesson to all other women, and to make all his subjects glad once again that they had him for ruler.
Formerly, as was natural, every one expected that each of his fellow-citizens should in his turn serve the public, and thus administer to his private good, as he himself when in office had done for others; but now every one is desirous of being continually in power, that he may enjoy the advantage which he makes of public business and being in office; as if places were a never-failing remedy for every complaint, and were on that account so eagerly sought after.
I wonder, is it not too late to administer unction?
In recording some instances of these, we shall, if rightly understood, afford a very useful lesson to those well-disposed youths who shall hereafter be our readers; for they may here find, that goodness of heart, and openness of temper, though these may give them great comfort within, and administer to an honest pride in their own minds, will by no means, alas