to manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have executive charge of:
to administer the law.
to bring into use or operation:
to administer justice; to administer last rites.
to make application of; give:
to administer medicine.
to supervise the formal taking of (an oath or the like).
Law. to manage or dispose of, as a decedent’s estate by an executor or or a trust estate by a trustee.
to contribute assistance; bring aid or supplies (usually followed by to):
to administer to the poor.
to perform the duties of an :
She administers quite effectively.
We must be careful not to administer a vaccine against faith to them.
What Pope Francis Can Teach the GOP Sally Kohn January 5, 2014
Jones had Ricky Gervais administer electric shock to him during a segment.
The Anti-Ryan Seacrest Ramin Setoodeh November 8, 2011
Almost everyone except us is on a territorial system, and for good reason: it’s a lot simpler to administer and harder to game.
Congress to Grill Apple CEO About Taxes Megan McArdle May 20, 2013
As the medics came to administer aid, Kurth grabbed a radio and ordered a MedEvac helicopter.
Afghanistan’s Troop Killers Jessica Stone March 22, 2010
When Jerry Lee was taken home and his car was towed from the ditch, the deputies forgot to administer a test for intoxication.
The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis Richard Ben Cramer January 10, 2014
“And qualified to administer an oath and take your deposition,” said the minister.
Hidden Hand Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
They administer stinging rebukes that leave the adversary writhing.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
He was called upon, not merely to administer the government, but to decide in the face of terrible odds, the fate of the Republic.
Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence Various
“What we want is to administer a tonic to the Conference in Milan,” he said airily.
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
All the remedies which the best medical advice could administer proved unavailing.
Louis Philippe John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to direct or control (the affairs of a business, government, etc)
to put into execution; dispense: administer justice
when intr, foll by to. to give or apply (medicine, assistance, etc) as a remedy or relief
to apply formally; perform: to administer extreme unction
to supervise or impose the taking of (an oath, etc)
to manage or distribute (an estate, property, etc)
late 14c., administren, aministren “to manage as a steward,” from Old French amenistrer “help, aid, be of service to” (12c., Modern French administrer, the -d- restored 16c.), and directly from Latin administrare “manage, control, guide, superintend; rule direct,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + ministrare “serve” (see minister (v.)). Used of medicine, etc., “to give,” from 1540s. Related: Administered; administering.
- Administered price
a price that is determined administratively rather than by changes in supply and demand.
of or concerned with administration; administrative: administerial matters.
to manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have executive charge of: to administer the law. to bring into use or operation: to administer justice; to administer last rites. to make application of; give: to administer medicine. to supervise the formal taking of (an oath or the like). Law. to manage or dispose of, as a decedent’s […]
capable of being : a bureaucracy so vast that it’s no longer administrable.