verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of administer
Synonyms for administer
Examples from the Web for unadministered
Historical Examples of unadministered
The hills were divided into administered and unadministered tracts.
We camped at Nsentaru Ferry, forbidden to cross, as the enclave between the two rivers is unadministered territory.
The great majority of these Wa live in unadministered British territory.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for administer
late 14c., administren, aministren "to manage as a steward," from Old French amenistrer "help, aid, be of service to" (12c., Modern French administrer, the -d- restored 16c.), and directly from Latin administrare "manage, control, guide, superintend; rule direct," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ministrare "serve" (see minister (v.)). Used of medicine, etc., "to give," from 1540s. Related: Administered; administering.