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Synonyms of administer in English:


  • 1 the union is administered by a central executive
    exercise control over, be in control of, be in charge of, be in command of, take care of, look after, be responsible for, be at the helm of, hold sway over
    informal head up, call the shots, call the tune, pull the strings, run the show, be in the driving seat, be in the saddle
  • 2 the lifeboat crew administered first aid to the fisherman a gym shoe was used to administer punishment
    dispense, deliver, issue, give, provide, apply, discharge, allot, distribute, apportion, deal, hand out, mete out, measure out, dole out, disburse, bestow;
    inflict, impose, enforce, deal out, serve out, exact
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