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administer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of administer

  1. 1 to give out (something) to appropriate individuals the principal administers discipline fairly when students break the rules Synonyms of administer allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate Words Related to administer 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; reallocate, reapportion Near Antonyms of administer begrudge, decline, deny, deprive (of), disallow, refuse, reject, withhold; niggle (out), pinch, skimp, stint Antonyms of administer misallocate

  2. 2 to carry out effectively local officials should see that the fair housing laws are rigorously administered Synonyms of administer enforce, apply, execute, implementWords Related to administer bring about, effect, effectuate; discharge, fulfill (or fulfil), render; cite, invoke; enact, legislate; honor, observe, uphold; prosecute; promulgateNear Antonyms of administer disregard, ignore, neglect

  3. 3 to look after and make decisions about the lieutenant governor administers the affairs of the state in the absence of the governor Synonyms of administer conduct, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendWords Related to administer care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage


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