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Definition of 'administer'

Verb

  1. work in an administrative capacity; supervise; "administer a program"
       Synonyms: administrate
  2. administer ritually; of church sacraments
  3. administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"
       Synonyms: distribute mete out deal parcel out lot dispense shell out deal out dish out allot dole out
  4. give or apply (medications)
       Synonyms: dispense


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