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Synonyms for administer
ædˈmɪn ə stərad·min·is·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. administer

    To execute is to follow through to the end, put into absolute and final effect in action; to administer is to conduct as one holding a trust, as a minister and not an originator; the sheriff executes a writ; the trustee administers an estate, a charity, etc.; to enforce is to put into effect by force, actual or potential. To administer the laws is the province of a court of justice; to execute the laws is the province of a sheriff, marshal, constable, or other executive officer; to administer the law is to declare or apply it; to execute the law is to put it in force; for this enforce is the more general word, execute the more specific. From signifying to superintend officially some application or infliction, administer passes by a natural transition to signify inflict, mete out, dispense, and blows, medicine, etc., are said to be administered: a usage thoroughly established and reputable in spite of pedantic objections. Enforce signifies also to present and urge home by intellectual and moral force; as, to enforce a precept or a duty. Compare DO; KILL; MAKE.

    Synonyms:
    carry out, do, enforce, execute, perform

Princeton's WordNet

  1. administer, administrateverb

    work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

    "administer a program"; "she administers the funds"

    Synonyms:
    distribute, administrate, deal, dispense, lot, dish out, parcel out, dole out, deal out, shell out, mete out, allot

  2. administerverb

    perform (a church sacrament) ritually

    "administer the last unction"

    Synonyms:
    distribute, administrate, deal, dispense, lot, dish out, parcel out, dole out, deal out, shell out, mete out, allot

  3. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    dish up, circulate, shell out, apportion, plow, spread, carry on, lot, pass on, dish out, portion, deal out, allot, serve up, care, portion out, sell, take, treat, share, dispense, dole out, divvy up, grapple, make out, accord, assign, deal, parcel out, disperse, circularize, manage, contend, give out, grant, trade, address, handle, disseminate, pass around, hand out, mete out, administrate, pass out, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, propagate, conduct, serve, cover, circularise, consider, make do, get by, stagger, look at, cope, dish

  4. administer, dispenseverb

    give or apply (medications)

    Synonyms:
    distribute, administrate, deal, dispense, lot, dish out, parcel out, dole out, deal out, shell out, mete out, allot

  5. administerverb

    direct the taking of

    "administer an exam"; "administer an oath"

    Synonyms:
    distribute, administrate, deal, dispense, lot, dish out, parcel out, dole out, deal out, shell out, mete out, allot

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. administer

    Synonyms:
    v. a. dispense, give, distribute, supply, contribute, deal out, give out

  2. administer

    Synonyms:
    direct, manage, conduct, control, superintend, preside over

  3. administer

    Synonyms:
    tender, offer, proffer

  4. administerverb

    Synonyms:
    contribute, conduce, be helpful

  5. administerverb

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) act as administrator

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How to use administer in a sentence?

  1. George Pratt Shultz:

    Nothing ever gets settled in this town. ... a seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me. And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer.

  2. John Cornyn:

    I read just a summary of it, and I frankly struggle to understand the legal theory, number 1, why would a state -- even such a great state as Texas -- have a say-so on how other states administer their elections ?

  3. Democratic Governor Tony Evers:

    I cannot in good conscience allow any types of gathering that would further the spread of this disease and to put more lives at risk, there is not a sufficiently safe way to administer in-person voting tomorrow.

  4. Terry Fleck:

    Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health concern that should be addressed both in human and animal medicine, but just as with you or me, when animals get sick with a bacterial infection, treating them with No Antibiotics Ever is the ethical thing to do. Farmers work closely with veterinarians to responsibly administer antibiotics in the care for their animals, benefiting each of us by making food safer and more affordable.

  5. Benita Owobi:

    A president is a minister, chosen to administer integrity and unmask evil schemes in its regime, how blessed is such a nation.


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