|1.||[ verb ] work in an administrative capacity; supervise|
"administer a program"
|Related terms:||manage oversee pontificate administration administration presidency administrator|
|2.||[ verb ] administer ritually; of church sacraments|
|Related terms:||give give insufflate execute|
|3.||[ verb ] administer or bestow, as in small portions|
|Synonyms:||distribute deal dispense allot dole_out deal_out lot dish_out parcel_out shell_out mete_out|
"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone"
|Related terms:||give assign give deal reallot dispenser allotment dispenser deal allocator distributor|
|4.||[ verb ] give or apply, as of medications|
|Related terms:||treat give inject digitalize digitalize transfuse administration dispensation dispensation give|