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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.
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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