Administer

  • 1 administer — ad·min·is·ter /əd mi nə stər/ vb is·tered, is·ter·ing vt 1: to manage the affairs of (as a government or agency) 2 a: to direct or supervise the execution, use, or conduct of administer a trust fund b: to settle (an estate) under a court appoin …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 administer — ad‧min‧is‧ter [ədˈmɪnstə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] 1. COMMERCE to manage, organize, and control something and make sure it is dealt with correctly: • A new national fund will be administered by the insurance industry. • the bureaucrats who… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Administer — Ad*min is*ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Administered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Administering}.] [OE. aministren, OF. aministrer, F. administer, fr. L. administrare; ad + ministrare to serve. See {Minister}.] 1. To manage or conduct, as public affairs; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 administer — administer, dispense come into comparison because they are used in certain idiomatic phrases, similar in wording but not always equivalent in meaning, such as administer justice or dispense justice; administer a medicine or dispense medicine;… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 administer — administer, administrate For many centuries, the normal word corresponding to administration and meaning ‘to manage (affairs)’ has been administer • (The Rezzoris were minor Austrian gentry administering the outposts of empire London Review of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 administer — [v1] manage an organization or effort administrate, be in the driver’s seat*, be in the saddle*, boss*, carry out, conduct, control, crack the whip*, direct, execute, govern, head, head up*, hold the reins*, oversee, pull the strings*, pull the… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 administer — [ad min′is tər, ədmin′istər] vt. [ME aministren < OFr aministrer < L administrare < ad , to + ministrare, to serve] 1. to manage or direct (the affairs of a government, institution, etc.) 2. to give out or dispense, as punishment or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Administer — Ad*min is*ter, v. i. 1. To contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister. [1913 Webster] A fountain . . . administers to the pleasure as well as the plenty of the place. Spectator. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To perform the office of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Administer — Ad*min is*ter, n. Administrator. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 administer to — index accommodate, assist, bequeath, care (regard), concern (care), serve (assist) …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 administer — (v.) late 14c., administren, aministren to manage as a steward, from O.Fr. amenistrer help, aid, be of service to (12c., Mod.Fr. administrer, the d restored 16c.), and directly from L. administrare manage, control, guide, superintend; rule direct …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 administer — ► VERB 1) attend to the organization or implementation of. 2) dispense (a drug or remedy). DERIVATIVES administrable adjective. ORIGIN Latin administrare, from ministrare wait upon …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 administer — ad|min|is|ter [ədˈmınıstə US ər] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: aministrer, from Latin administrare, from ad to + ministrare to serve , from minister; MINISTER1] 1.) [T usually passive] to manage the work or money of a company or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 administer — v. 1)(B) ( to give ) to administer an oath to smb. 2) (d; intr.) to administer to ( to help with ) (to administer to smb. s needs) * * * [əd mɪnɪstə] (B) ( to give ) to administer an oath to smb. (d; intr.) to administer to (to administer to smb …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 administer — /ədˈmɪnəstə/ (say uhd minuhstuh), /æd / (say ad ) verb (t) 1. to manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have charge of the execution of: to administer laws. 2. to bring into use or operation; dispense: to administer justice. 3. to make application …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 administer — verb ( istered; administering) Etymology: Middle English administren, from Anglo French administrer, from Latin administrare, from ad + ministrare to serve, from minister servant more at minister Date: 14th century transitive verb 1 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 administer — administrant /ad min euh streuhnt/, n. /ad min euh steuhr/, v.t. 1. to manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have executive charge of: to administer the law. 2. to bring into use or operation: to administer justice; to administer last rites. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 18 administer — [[t]ædmɪ̱nɪstə(r)[/t]] administers, administering, administered 1) VERB If someone administers something such as a country, the law, or a test, they take responsibility for organizing and supervising it. [V n] The plan calls for the UN to… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 administer — UK [ədˈmɪnɪstə(r)] / US [ədˈmɪnɪstər] verb [transitive] Word forms administer : present tense I/you/we/they administer he/she/it administers present participle administering past tense administered past participle administered 1) a) to be… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 administer — ad•min•is•ter [[t]ædˈmɪn ə stər[/t]] v. t. 1) to direct or manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have executive charge of 2) to bring into use or operation: to administer justice[/ex] 3) to dispense, esp. formally: to administer the… …

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