Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADMINISTER

They administer stinging rebukes that leave the adversary writhing.

Her first duty was clearly to administer to his comfort, and that was precisely what she would do.

“What we want is to administer a tonic to the Conference in Milan,” he said airily.

There was no one else to administer judgment, and Mrs. Wilson felt the necessity.

The Barnacle family had for some time helped to administer the Circumlocution Office.

Before she slept, I said, he must administer an antidote to Coates's poison.

Be calm, and I will administer a remedy more appropriate to your wrongs.

Nor did Marion forget to administer a share to James, who was not a little in want of it.

She was on her feet in an instant, bending over him ready to administer the drugs Doc.

Asaph, who had leaned forward to administer it, was frowning and shaking his head.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., administren, aministren "to manage as a steward," from Old French amenistrer "help, aid, be of service to" (12c., Modern French administrer, the -d- restored 16c.), and directly from Latin administrare "manage, control, guide, superintend; rule direct," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ministrare "serve" (see minister (v.)). Used of medicine, etc., "to give," from 1540s. Related: Administered; administering.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ADMINISTER

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.