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Definition of 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

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

If a man has wealth, he has to make a choice, because there is the money heaping up. He can keep it together in a bunch, and then leave it for others to administer after he is dead. Or he can get it into action and have fun, while he is still alive. I prefer getting it into action and adapting it to human needs, and making the plan work.
George Eastman

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

We cannot both preach and administer financial matters.
Saint Stephen

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
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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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