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administer

verb

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1 to give out (something) to appropriate individuals
  • the principal administers discipline fairly when students break the rules

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2 to carry out effectively
  • local officials should see that the fair housing laws are rigorously administered

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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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The first known use of administer was in the 14th century

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“Administer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/administer. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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