Synonyms and Antonyms of administer
to give out (something) to appropriate individuals
- The principal administers discipline fairly when students break the rules.
allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate
admeasure, allot, allow, appropriate, assign, dish out, divide, divvy (up), dollop (out), lot, measure (out), part, proportion, ration, redistribute, set, share (out), split
bestow, disburse, furnish, issue, provide, share, supply
circulate, disperse, disseminate, scatter, spread
chip in, contribute, donate, pledge
to carry out effectively
- Local officials should see that the fair housing laws are rigorously administered.
to look after and make decisions about
- The lieutenant governor administers the affairs of the state in the absence of the governor.
administrate, carry on, conduct, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tend