From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
administerad‧min‧is‧ter /ədˈmɪnɪstə $ -ər/ ●○○ verb 1 ORGANIZE[transitive] to manage the work or money of a company or organization The money will be administered by local charities. Our office administers the affairs of the Society.Grammar Administer is often passive in this meaning.2 SCLORGANIZE[intransitive, transitive] to provide or organize something officially as part of your jobadminister justice/punishment etc It is not the job of the police to administer justice; that falls to the courts.administer to Pillai had responsibility for administering to the needs of half a million people.administer something to somebody The test was administered to all 11-year-olds.administer an oath (=be the official person who listens to it)3 [transitive] formal to give someone a medicine or medical treatmentadminister something to somebody Painkillers were administered to the boy. This unit teaches students how to administer first aid.
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administerThe mistake was caught before the drug was administered.A defibrillator can analyze the heart rhythm of a cardiac arrest victim and administer an electric shock.They can be administered either as simple tablets or as a special, long-acting injection.The test was administered fairly and impartially.This vaccination was no easy one to administer, for the necessary dose had to be given intra-nasally.It was the captain's job to administer punishment on the ship.In the meantime, the solicitor intended administering the estate on behalf of the family.The Navajo administer their own territory within the United States.Oxygen was being administered through a nose cone.Oxygen was being administered to Mr. Ryan through a mask.Ms. O'Brien's office is in charge of administering welfare programs.administer justice/punishment etcWhat happened there represents a frontal challenge to how the courts, the states and the federal government administer justice.administer first aidMike Chittenden staggered in flames into a neighbouring office, where terrified workers doused the flames and administered first aid.Bandaging Having administered first aid immediately, the next priority is to minimise further damage.Rolly single-handedly attempted to apprehend the youths, put out the fire and administer first aid to barman Wheeler.
From King Business Dictionaryadministerad‧min‧is‧ter /ədˈmɪnəstə-ər/ verb [transitive]1COMMERCEto manage, organize, and control something and make sure it is dealt with correctlyA new national fund will be administered by the insurance industry.the bureaucrats who administer welfare programs2administer justiceLAW to punish crimesThey were responsible for maintaining order and administering justice within their community.→ See Verb tableOrigin administer (1300-1400) Old French aministrer, from Latin administrare, from ad- to + ministrare to serve, from minister; MINISTER1