administer: meaning and definitions

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What is administer?

What is administer?

  • To have charge of; manage.
  • To give or apply in a formal way: administer the last rites.
  • To apply as a remedy: administer a sedative.
  • To direct the taking of (an oath).
  • To mete out; dispense: administer justice.
  • To manage or dispose of (a trust or estate) under a will or official appointment.
  • To impose, offer, or tender (an oath, for example).
  • To manage as an administrator.
  • To minister: administering to their every whim.

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