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definition of the word administer

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< Middle English admynistren < Old French aminister < Latin administrare (to manage, execute) < ad (to) + ministrare (to attend, serve) < minister (servant); see minister.

to administer

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to administer (third-person singular simple present administers, present participle administering, simple past and past participle administered)

  1. (transitive) To cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.
    We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.
  2. (transitive) To apportion out, as in administering justice.
  3. (transitive) To manage or supervise the conduct, performance or execution of; to govern or regulate the parameters for the conduct, performance or execution of; to work in an administrative capacity.
  4. (intransitive) To minister to, as in administering to the sick.

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