Definitions for administer

Definitions for (verb) administer

Main entry: administer, dispense

Definition: give or apply (medications)

Main entry: distribute, dole out, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, allot, administer, parcel out, shell out, mete out, lot

Definition: administer or bestow, as in small portions

Usage: 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

Main entry: administer

Definition: perform (a church sacrament) ritually

Usage: administer the last unction

Main entry: administer, administrate

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

Usage: administer a program; she administers the funds

Main entry: administer

Definition: direct the taking of

Usage: administer an exam; administer an oath

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