administer etymology

English word administer comes from Latin ministro, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin ad- (To.), Latin ministrare

Detailed word origin of administer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ministro Latin (lat) I attend, wait upon, especially at table. I do, execute, carry out. I manage, govern, take care of.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
ad- Latin (lat) To.
ministrare Latin (lat)
administratum Latin (lat)
aminister Old French (fro)
admynistren Middle English (enm)
administer English (eng) (intransitive) To minister (to).. (legal) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.. (medicine) To give a drug to a patient, be it orally or by any other means.. (transitive) To apportion out.. (transitive) To cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.. (transitive) To manage or supervise the conduct, performance or [...]

Words with the same origin as administer

Descendants of ministro
administration administrator
Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent
Descendants of ad-
accept accident add address admit appreciate arrest assume attorney disappear rest