1. To work in an administrative capacity; supervise; SYN. administrate.
2. Said of medications: to dispense, to distribute.
3. To administer ritually; said of church sacraments.
4. Direct the taking of
5. Give or apply (medications)
6. Administer or bestow, as in small portions
ETYM Latin administratus, p. p. of administrare.
To govern, as through a bureaucracy.
Work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of
1. To order people about; to act like a boss.
2. To ornament with bosses; to stud.
1. To direct the course of; manage or control; SYN. carry out, carry on, deal.
2. To lead; SYN. lead, direct.
3. To transmit or serve as the medium for transmission, as of sounds or images; SYN. transmit, convey, carry, channel.
1. To administer confirmation to; a church rite.
2. To accept the appointment of a person to a position.
3. To make more firm.
4. To strengthen or make more firm as by corroboration; SYN. corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm.
5. To strengthen or make more firm; SYN. reassert.
1. To be in charge of.
2. To command with authority.
3. To give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; SYN. point.
4. To guide the actors in (plays and films).
(Irregular preterit, past participle: drove, driven).
1. To operate a vehicle; To travel in a vehicle; SYN. motor, cruise, travel.
2. To push or propel.
3. To cause someone or something to move by driving.
4. To cause to function.
5. To cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force.
6. To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on.
7. To compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment.
8. To have certain properties when driven; SYN. ride.
9. To hit (a ball) very hard and straight, as (in cricket) with the bat swinging more or less vertically.
10. To strike (the ball) with a driver, as in teeing off; in golf.
11. To move into a desired direction of discourse; SYN. get, aim.
12. To SYN. tool.
13. To search (an area) for game.
14. To excavate horizontally, in mining.
15. To chase (game) from cover into more open ground.
ETYM Latin exsequi to pursue to the end, to accomplish.
1. To carry out or accomplish according to a plan or design.
2. To carry out the legalities of.
3. To sign a legal document in the presence of witnesses.
4. To murder execution-style.
5. To kill as a legal means of punishment; SYN. put to death.
ETYM See Rein (n.).
(Homonym: rain, reign).
1. To stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; SYN. rein in.
2. To stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins; SYN. rein in.
1. To decide on and make a declaration about; SYN. find.
2. To decide with authority; SYN. decree.
3. To have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac.
4. To keep in check; SYN. harness, rein.
5. To mark or draw with a ruler; of margins.
25.sit at the stern
1. To direct (oneself) somewhere
2. To direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;
To have or exercise the charge and oversight of; direct
1. To be drawn to one side by weight or influence; to lean; to incline.
2. To move or swing from side to side; or backward and forward.
3. To have weight or influence; to use one's influence
1. To be employed; SYN. do work.
2. To cause to work; SYN. put to work.
3. To exert oneself by doing mental or physical work.
4. To ferment; SYN. operate.
5. To have a desired effect; do the trick; SYN. act.
6. To move in an agitated manner
7. To operate in a certain place, area, or specialty
8. To shape, form, or improve something:; SYN. work on, process.
9. To work one's way through a problem or task