administer


administer

verb

Definition of ADMINISTER

1
to give out (something) to appropriate individuals <the principal administers discipline fairly when students break the rules>
Antonyms misallocate
2
to carry out effectively <local officials should see that the fair housing laws are rigorously administered>
Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, neglect
3
to look after and make decisions about <the lieutenant governor administers the affairs of the state in the absence of the governor>

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