v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Administered ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Administering.]
2.To dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament.
[Let zephyrs] administer their tepid, genial airs.
- Philips.
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.
Swear . . . to keep the oath that we administer.
- Shak.
5.(Law) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.
v. i.1.To contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister.
2.(Law) To perform the office of administrator; to act officially; as, A administers upon the estate of B.
Verb1.administer - work in an administrative capacity; supervise; "administer a program"
Synonyms: administrate
2.administer - administer ritually; of church sacraments
3.administer - 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"
4.administer - give or apply (medications)
Synonyms: dispense

TO ADMINISTER, ADMINISTERING. The stat. 9 G. IV. c. 31, S. 11, enacts "that if any person unlawfully and maliciously shall administer, or attempt to administer to any person, or shall cause to be taken by any person any poison or other destructive things," &c. every such offender, &c. In a case which arose under this statute, it was decided that to constitute the act of administering the poison, it was not absolutely necessary there should have been a delivery to the party poisoned, but that if she took it from a place where it had been put for her by the defendant, and any part of it went into her stomach, it was an administering. 4 Carr. & Payne, 369; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 423; 1 Moody's C. C. 114; Carr. Crim. L. 23. Vide Attempt to Persuade.

TO ADMINISTER, trusts. To do some act in relation to an estate, such as none but the owner, or some one authorized by him or by the law, in case of his decease, could legally do. 1 Harr. Cond. Lo. R. 666.

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Admeasurement of dower
Admeasurement of pasture
Admiitendo in socium
Adminicle 1
Adminicular evidence
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Administration Management Domain
Administration with the will annexed
administrative body
administrative data processing
administrative distance
administrative district
administrative division
Administrative Domain
administrative hearing
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