Synonyms for administer

Synonyms for (verb) administer

Synonyms: administer, dispense

Definition: give or apply (medications)

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: 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


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: give

Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care


Synonyms: administer

Definition: perform (a church sacrament) ritually

Usage: administer the last unction

Similar words: apply, give

Definition: give or convey physically

Usage: She gave him First Aid; I gave him a punch in the nose


Synonyms: administer, administrate

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

Usage: administer a program; she administers the funds

Similar words: deal, handle, manage, care

Definition: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

Usage: I can deal with this crew of workers; This blender can't handle nuts; She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old


Synonyms: administer

Definition: direct the taking of

Usage: administer an exam; administer an oath

Similar words: direct

Definition: be in charge of