administer administer  /əd ˈmɪ nə stər/


  1. (v) work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of
  2. (v) perform (a church sacrament) ritually
  3. (v) administer or bestow, as in small portions
  4. (v) give or apply (medications)
  5. (v) direct the taking of


  1. But Napster requires a centralized computer to administer its global swap meet.
  2. To administer the drugs surreptitiously, CIA experimenters developed pencil-like injectors and small spray guns.
  3. Sample Dooce post: Five years ago at this exact moment a wall-eyed anesthesiologist was sticking an enormous needle in my back in order to administer an epidural.


  1. City Council will choose administrator from four finalists

    BAYPORT – The Bayport City Council is expected to select its next city administer from four finalists by the end … The post City Council will choose administrator from four finalists appeared first on The Stillwater Gazette .
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Stillwater Gazette

  2. More areas in NM face water crisis

    Las Vegas, Ruidoso and Southern New Mexico are some of the areas the state engineer said are approaching serious water issues. The problems range from destroyed watersheds to drying lakes, and the state said there are plans in motion so they don't run out of water. "We are thinking about how do we help everybody work their way through this? How do we administer available water supply we have ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KOAT Albuquerque

  3. I-Step vendor to defend company after problems

    The president of the testing vendor paid to administer the I-Step to Hoosier students is scheduled to defend her company to lawmakers later this month.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WNDU 16 South Bend


  1. "It flies in the face of what unions do. They don't administer employee benefits, except in rare instances," said Gary Chaison, a labor specialist at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. "What unions do is negotiate employee benefits. Plus,...
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Gary Chaison Source: Forbes

  2. "A decision had been made to administer lethal doses," Dr. Pou told a witness, according to the affidavit, released by the office of the attorney general, Charles C. Foti.
    on Jul 18, 2006 By: Dr Anna Pou Source: New York Times

  3. "I cannot account for these results, because I have never knowingly used any banned substance or authorized anyone else to administer such a substance to me," Gatlin said. "In the course of my entire professional career, I have been tested...
    on Dec 19, 2005 By: Justin Gatlin Source: Brooks Bulletin

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