Administrate vs. Administer

Administrate vs. Administer — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Administrate and Administer

Administrateverb

to administer

Administerverb

(transitive) To cause to ingest (a drug), either by openly offering or through deceit.

We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.

Administrateverb

(computing) the act or function of providing maintenance and general housekeeping for computer systems, networks, peripheral equipment, etc.

The job is to administrate the network.

Administerverb

(transitive) To apportion out.

Administrateverb

work in an administrative capacity; supervise;

administer a program

Administerverb

(transitive) 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.

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Administerverb

(intransitive) To minister (to).

administering to the sick

Administerverb

(legal) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.

Administerverb

To tender, as an oath.

Administerverb

(medicine) To give a drug to a patient, be it orally or by any other means.

Administerverb

work in an administrative capacity; supervise;

administer a program

Administerverb

administer ritually; of church sacraments

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Administerverb

administer or bestow, as in small portions;

administer critical remarks to everyone presentdole out some moneyshell out pocket money for the childrendeal a blow to someone

Administerverb

give or apply (medications)