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 allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate Related Words 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 begrudge, decline, deny, deprive (of), disallow, refuse, reject, withhold; niggle (out), pinch, skimp, stint Antonyms misallocate

  2. 2 to carry out effectively local officials should see that the fair housing laws are rigorously administered Synonyms enforce, apply, execute, implementRelated Words bring about, effect, effectuate; discharge, fulfill (or fulfil), render; cite, invoke; enact, legislate; honor, observe, uphold; prosecute; promulgateNear Antonyms 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 conduct, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendRelated Words care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage

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