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Phonetics: ad·min·is·ter \əd-'mi-nə-stər\
Infinitive: to administer
Present Tense: administered
Past Tense: administers
Present Continuous: administering
Past Perfect: administered
To give in a formal way. A notary might administer an Oath or Affirmation for example. An example of a sentence with administer could be, "The Notary administered an oath on a Jurat", or, "The Notary administered an Affirmation". Part of the job of administering an Oath is to have the affiant raise their right hand and have them make a sworn or affirmed statement. "Do you solemnly swear that the contents of this document are true and correct, so help you got?" could be an example of a statement that the notary could ask the affiant.
To supervise someone in giving an oath in the supervisor's official capacity. The oath could be given purely orally, or could be related to a statement on an affidavit.
To run an organization, or a function. A manager is in charge of the administration of a company.
A notary could administer an oath of office to a new notary just getting their commission.
Definition 5: Thesaurus / Related Terms
Administer is the verb associated with performing the formalities for an Oath or Affirmation, but for Acknowledgments and Jurats, we sometimes use the word execute.
Oath of Office