Definitions of administer

  1. To manage or conduct, as public affairs; to direct or superintend the execution, application, or conduct of; as, to administer the government or the state.
  2. To dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament.
  3. To apply, as medicine or a remedy; to give, as a dose or something beneficial or suitable. Extended to a blow, a reproof, etc.
  4. To tender, as an oath.
  5. To manage as chief agent or minister, as a king, president, or judge; direct the application of the laws; dispense; as, to administer justice or relief; to cause to be taken, as medicine; to give, as an oath; to settle, as a deceased person's estate.
  6. To act as server or minister in a performance: to supply: to conduct.
  7. To supply; to conduct; to settle an intestate estate.
  8. To apply; inflict; cause to take.
  9. To contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister.
  10. To perform the office of administrator; to act officially; as, A administers upon the estate of B.
  11. 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"
  12. give or apply ( medications)
  13. To contribute; minister; with to.
  14. To act as administrator.
  15. To act as minister or agent; to direct the execution or application of laws; to afford; to supply; to dispense; to tender, as an oath; to prescribe; to bring aid or supplies. See Minister.
  16. To direct the application of laws, as a king or judge; to manage; to add to; to bring aid or supplies to.
  17. Administrator.