Synonyms of administer


1. administer, administrate, manage, deal, care, handle

usage: work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of; "administer a program"; "she administers the funds"

2. administer, give, apply

usage: perform (a church sacrament) ritually; "administer the last unction"

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

usage: 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"

4. administer, dispense, treat, care for

usage: give or apply (medications)

5. administer, direct

usage: direct the taking of; "administer an exam"; "administer an oath"

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Definition and meaning of administer (Dictionary)