Administer vs Administration - What's the difference?

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Administration is a related term of administer.


As a verb administer

is to cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.

As a noun administration is

(uncountable) the act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction.

administer

English

Alternative forms

* administre (obsolete)

Verb

(en verb)
  • To cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.
  • We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.
  • * Macaulay
  • A noxious drug had been administered to him.
  • To apportion out.
  • * Spectator
  • A fountain administers to the pleasure as well as the plenty of the place.
  • * Macaulay
  • Justice was administered with an exactness and purity not before known.
  • * Philips
  • [Let zephyrs] administer their tepid, genial airs.
  • To manage or supervise the conduct, performance or execution of; to govern or regulate the parameters for the conduct, performance or execution of; to work in an administrative capacity.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • For forms of government let fools contest: / Whate'er is best administered is best.
  • To minister (to).
  • administering to the sick
  • (legal) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.
  • To tender, as an oath.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Swear to keep the oath that we administer .

    Anagrams

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    administration

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (uncountable) The act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction.
  • (countable) A body that administers; the executive part of government; the persons collectively who are entrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of public affairs; the chief magistrate and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry, alone, as in Great Britain.
  • Successive US administrations have had similar Middle East policies.
  • (uncountable) The act of administering, or tendering something to another; dispensation.
  • ''the administration of a medicine, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament.
  • (uncountable, business) Management.
  • (uncountable, legal, UK) An arrangement whereby an insolvent company can continue trading under supervision.
  • The company went into voluntary administration last week.

    Synonyms

    * supervision, conduct, management, regulation, organization, governing

    References

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