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English verb: administer

1. administer (social) work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of


SamplesAdminister a program.
She administers the funds.


Synonymsadministrate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)care, deal, handle, manage


Narrower (hyponym)manage, oversee, pontificate, superintend, supervise

2. administer (possession) perform (a church sacrament) ritually


SamplesAdminister the last unction.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)apply, give


Narrower (hyponym)insufflate


Entailexecute, put to death

3. administer (possession) administer or bestow, as in small portions


SamplesAdminister critical remarks to everyone present.
Dole out some money.
Shell out pocket money for the children.
Deal a blow to someone.
The machine dispenses soft drinks.


Synonymsallot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)allot, apply, assign, deal, give, portion, reallot

4. administer (body) give or apply (medications)


Synonymsdispense


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)care for, treat


Narrower (hyponym)digitalize, give, inject, shoot, transfuse


Entailapply, give


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

5. administer (social) direct the taking of


SamplesAdminister an exam.
Administer an oath.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)direct









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