Synonyms of administer
1 manageDictionary • Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
manage • Within two years, he was managing the store.
run • His father ran a prosperous business.
control • He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
rule • the feudal lord who ruled this land
direct • He will direct day-to-day operations.
handle • She handled travel arrangements for the press corps.
conduct • I decided to conduct an experiment.
command • the French general who commands the UN troops in the region
govern • They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
oversee • Get a surveyor to oversee and inspect the various stages of the work.
supervise • One of his jobs was supervising the dining room.
be in charge of
superintend • During the interval, he superintended a prize draw.
2 dispenseDictionary • Sister came to watch the nurses administer the drugs.
dispense • They had already dispensed £40,000 in grants.
give • This recipe was given to me years ago.
share • the small income he has shared with his brother
provide • I will be happy to provide you with a copy of the report.
distribute • He began to distribute jobs among his friends.
assign • Later in the year, she'll assign them research papers.
allocate • Tickets will be allocated to those who apply first.
allot • We were allotted half an hour to address the committee.
apportion • They are even-handed in apportioning the blame.
3 executeDictionary • He is shown administering most of the blows.
execute • We are going to execute our campaign plan to the letter.
do • I was trying to do some work.
give • She stretched her arms out and gave a great yawn.
provide • The summit will provide an opportunity for discussions on the crisis.
apply • The government appears to be applying the same principle.
perform • Each part of the engine performs a different function.
realize • The kaleidoscopic quality of the book is brilliantly realized on stage.
implement • The government promised to implement a new system to control loan institutions.
enforce • The measures are being enforced by Interior Ministry troops.
render • a powerful, bizarre, and beautifully rendered story
discharge • the quiet competence with which he discharged his many duties
dispense • High Court judges dispensing justice round the country
mete out • His father meted out punishment with a slipper.
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allocateIf one item or share of something is allocated to a particular person or for a particular purpose, it is given to that person or used for that purpose.
• Tickets will be allocated to those who apply first.
allotIf something is allotted to someone, it is given to them as their share.
• We were allotted half an hour to address the committee.
applyIf you apply something such as a rule, system, or skill, you use it in a situation or activity.
• The government appears to be applying the same principle.
Thesaurus for administer from the Collins English Thesaurus
to direct or control (the affairs of a business, government, etc)