verb (used with object)
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 administrator or a trust estate by a trustee.
verb (used without object)
to contribute assistance; bring aid or supplies (usually followed by to):
to administer to the poor.
to perform the duties of an administrator:
She administers quite effectively.
(of medicine, etc) given by oneself
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)


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