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Definitions of administer:

part of speech: verb transitive

To act as server or minister in a performance: to supply: to conduct.

part of speech: verb

To direct the application of laws, as a king or judge; to manage; to add to; to bring aid or supplies to.

part of speech: verb transitive

To manage as chief agent or minister, as a king, president, or judge; direct the application of the laws; dispense; as, to administer justice or relief; to cause to be taken, as medicine; to give, as an oath; to settle, as a deceased person's estate.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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