Definitions of administer
to collect and distribute a deceased's (=dead person's) assets
The government plans to increase the number of people able to administer a small estate without having to use a solicitor.
to distribute or apply something
The Salvation Army receives government funding to administer social services.
to give medicine, poison or punishment
The state now seeks an order permitting the Bureau of Prisons to forcibly administer antipsychotic medication to him.