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Definition of Administer

Administer

  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.
  2. To dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament.
  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.
  5. To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.
  6. To contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister.
  7. To perform the office of administrator; to act officially; as, A administers upon the estate of B.
  8. Administrator.

Administer Quotations

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Andrew Carnegie

It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.
Thomas Sowell

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
Queen Elizabeth II

He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner, and uses it either for his own interest or against the wishes of its rightful owner, is a thief.
Jose Marti

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.
James Madison
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Administer Translations

administer in Dutch is besturen, administreren, beheren
administer in French is administrer
administer in German is verwalten, administrieren, verwalte, verwalten
administer in Italian is amministrare
administer in Norwegian is forvalte, styre
administer in Portuguese is administre
administer in Spanish is administrar
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