Synonyms of administer in English:


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1‘the union is administered by a central executive’

manage, direct, control, operate, regulate, conduct, handle, run, orchestrate, organize, supervise, superintend, oversee, preside over, boss, be the boss of, govern, rule, lead, head, guide, steer, pilot
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’

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