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1. administer

verb. ['ədˈmɪnɪstɝ'] work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of.

Synonyms

  • oversee
  • administrate
  • supervise
  • deal
  • superintend
  • pontificate
  • handle
  • care

Antonyms

  • unite
  • disenfranchise
  • deny
  • withdraw

Etymology

  • admynistren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aminister (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Administer

  • adjuster
  • alabaster
  • alaster
  • alcester
  • alister
  • allister
  • allister
  • amster
  • amvestor
  • ancestor
  • anixter
  • armbrister
  • armbrister
  • armbruster
  • armbruster
  • aster
  • astor
  • auster
  • ballester
  • balster

Sentences with administer


1. Verb, base form
Veterinary technicians help licensed veterinarians to administer tests and medication and to care for animals.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
States generally administer their own plans, with the aid of investment consultants.

3. Adjective
Office nurses also typically administer medications and vaccines, dress wounds or incisions and even assist with minor surgery.

Quotes about administer


1. In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.
- Plato

2. administer

verb. ['ədˈmɪnɪstɝ'] perform (a church sacrament) ritually.

Synonyms

  • give
  • put to death
  • insufflate
  • apply

Antonyms

  • promote
  • forfeit
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

Etymology

  • admynistren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aminister (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. administer

verb. ['ədˈmɪnɪstɝ'] administer or bestow, as in small portions.

Synonyms

  • dole out
  • portion
  • deal out
  • distribute
  • assign
  • deal
  • lot
  • shell out
  • allot
  • give
  • dish out
  • mete out
  • parcel out
  • reallot
  • apply

Antonyms

  • success
  • gather
  • recall
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • admynistren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aminister (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. administer

verb. ['ədˈmɪnɪstɝ'] give or apply (medications).

Synonyms

  • dispense
  • transfuse
  • give
  • inject
  • shoot
  • care for
  • digitalize
  • apply

Antonyms

  • good fortune
  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • good luck

Etymology

  • admynistren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aminister (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. administer

verb. ['ədˈmɪnɪstɝ'] direct the taking of.

Antonyms

  • breastfeed

Etymology

  • admynistren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aminister (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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