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ADMINISTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does administer mean? 

ADMINISTER (verb)
  The verb ADMINISTER has 4 senses:

1. work in an administrative capacity; supervise
2. administer ritually; of church sacraments
3. administer or bestow, as in small portions
4. give or apply (medications)

  Familiarity information: ADMINISTER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADMINISTER (verb)


Sense 1administer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work in an administrative capacity; supervise

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

administer; administrate

Context example:

administer a program

Hypernyms (to "administer" is one way to...):

care; deal; handle; manage (be in charge of, act on, or dispose of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "administer"):

pontificate (administer a pontifical office)

manage; oversee; superintend; supervise (watch and direct)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2administer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Administer ritually; of church sacraments

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "administer" is one way to...):

apply; give (give or convey physically)

"Administer" entails doing...:

execute; put to death (kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "administer"):

insufflate (breathe or blow onto as a ritual or sacramental act, especially so as to symbolize the action of the Holy Spirit)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 3administer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Administer or bestow, as in small portions

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

shell out; parcel out; mete out; dole out; distribute; dispense; dish out; deal out; lot; allot; administer; deal

Context examples:

administer critical remarks to everyone present / dole out some money / shell out pocket money for the children / deal a blow to someone

Hypernyms (to "administer" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "administer"):

apply; give (give or convey physically)

deal (distribute to the players in a game)

reallot (allot again)

allot; assign; portion (give out or allot)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 4administer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give or apply (medications)

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

dispense; administer

Hypernyms (to "administer" is one way to...):

care for; treat (provide treatment for)

"Administer" entails doing...:

apply; give (give or convey physically)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "administer"):

transfuse (give a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to)

digitalize (administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects)

inject; shoot (give an injection to)

give (give (as medicine))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


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