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Definition 1: give or apply (medications) - [verb of body]

Synonyms for administer in the sense of this definition

(administer is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

(... is a kind of administer ) give a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to

(... is a kind of administer ) administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects

(... is a kind of administer ) give an injection to

"We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"

(... is a kind of administer ) give (as medicine)

"I gave him the drug"

(administer implies ...) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

(administer belongs to category ...) 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

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 2: administer or bestow, as in small portions - [verb of possession]

Samples where administer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • administer critical remarks to everyone present
  • dole out some money
  • shell out pocket money for the children
  • deal a blow to someone
  • the machine dispenses soft drinks

Synonyms for administer in the sense of this definition

(administer is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of administer ) give out

"We were assigned new uniforms"

(... is a kind of administer ) allot again

"They were realloted additional farm land"

(... is a kind of administer ) distribute cards to the players in a game

"Who's dealing?"

(... is a kind of administer ) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

Definition 3: perform (a church sacrament) ritually - [verb of possession]

Samples where administer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • administer the last unction

(administer is a kind of ...) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

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

(administer implies ...) kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

"In some states, criminals are executed"

Samples where administer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • administer a program
  • she administers the funds

Synonyms for administer in the sense of this definition

(administer is a kind of ...) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

(... is a kind of administer ) administer a pontifical office

(... is a kind of administer ) watch and direct

"Who is overseeing this project?"

Samples where administer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • administer an exam
  • administer an oath

(administer is a kind of ...) be in charge of

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