1. [ verb ] work in an administrative capacity; supervise
Synonyms: administrate

"administer a program"

Related terms: manage oversee pontificate administration administration presidency administrator
2. [ verb ] administer ritually; of church sacraments
Related terms: give give insufflate execute
3. [ verb ] administer or bestow, as in small portions
Synonyms: distribute deal dispense allot dole_out deal_out lot dish_out parcel_out shell_out mete_out

"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone"

Related terms: give assign give deal reallot dispenser allotment dispenser deal allocator distributor
4. [ verb ] give or apply, as of medications
Synonyms: dispense
Related terms: treat give inject digitalize digitalize transfuse administration dispensation dispensation give
Similar spelling:   administrate