HyperDic: administer

English > 5 senses of the word administer:
VERBsocialadminister, administratework in an administrative capacity
possessionadministerperform (a church sacrament) ritually
possessionadminister, distribute, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outadminister or bestow, as in small portions
bodyadminister, dispensegive or apply (medications)
socialadministerdirect the taking of
administer > pronunciation
Soundsahdmih'nahster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > administer: 5 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningWork in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Examples
  • "administer a program"
  • "she administers the funds"
Synonymadministrate
Narroweroversee, supervise, superintend, managewatch and direct
pontificateAdminister a pontifical office
Broadermanage, deal, care, handleBe in charge of, act on, or dispose of
Spanishadministrar, gestionar
Catalanadministrar, gestionar
Adjectivesadministrablecapable of being administered or managed
administrativeof or relating to or responsible for administration
Nounsadministrationa method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
administrationthe persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
administrationthe tenure of a president
English > administer: 5 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningPerform (a church sacrament) ritually.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"administer the last unction"
Entailsexecute, put to deathkill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
Narrowerinsufflatebreathe or blow onto as a ritual or sacramental act, especially so as to symbolize the action of the Holy Spirit
Broadergive, applyGive or convey physically
Spanishadministrar
Catalanadministrar
English > administer: 5 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningAdminister or bestow, as in small portions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"administer critical remarks to everyone present"
Synonymsdistribute, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out
Narrowerassign, allot, portionGive out
dealDistribute cards to the players in a game / game / game
give, applyGive or convey physically
reallotallot again
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishadjudicar, asignar, conceder, destinar, dispensar, distribuir, repartir
Catalanadjudicar, assignar, concedir, destinar, dispensar, distribuir, repartir
English > administer: 5 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningGive or apply (medications) .
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymdispense
Categorymedicine, practice of medicineThe learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
Entailsgive, applyGive or convey physically
NarrowerdigitalizeAdminister digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects
giveGive (as medicine)
inject, shootGive an injection to
transfuseGive a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishadministrar, dispensar
Catalanadministrar, dispensar
Nounsadministrationthe act of administering medication
English > administer: 5 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningDirect the taking of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "administer an exam"
  • "administer an oath"
BroaderdirectBe in charge of

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