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administer something to someone (or an animal)

to present or apply something to a person or an animal. The vet administered the drug to the cow.
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I wonder, is it not too late to administer unction?
He had selected this day at the one time to administer punishment to two quarrelling women, to give a lesson to all other women, and to make all his subjects glad once again that they had him for ruler.
The end of life was reserved for the Dog, wherefore the old man is often snappish, irritable, hard to please, and selfish, tolerant only of his own household, but averse to strangers and to all who do not administer to his comfort or to his necessities.
I trusted to those ominous words, "a favor to ask of you," to administer the check, and I did not trust in vain.
Reflections on great and good actions, however they are received or returned by those in whose favour they are performed, always administer some comfort to us; but what consolation shall we receive under so biting a calamity as the ungrateful behaviour of our friend, when our wounded conscience at the same time flies in our face, and upbraids us with having spotted it in the service of one so worthless!
The question of the quantity which I am to administer presents certain difficulties.
I must trouble you to return here with me, and to see me administer the dose.
The first act of this Sage, was, to administer to the effects of his predecessor, by disinterring all the cheese and halfpence he had buried in the garden--a work of immense labour and research, to which he devoted all the energies of his mind.
2) By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which obtain in an army.
They will administer the magnesium sulfate drug intravenously.
More than 135 IHEs administer College BASE, which works to either qualify students for entry into teacher-education programs or as a general academic knowledge assessment.
State CPA societies administer the AICPA peer review program for firms headquartered in that state or arrange for another state society to administer them.
One answer may be found in the AICPA Council's announcement of a new voluntary membership organization--the Center for Public Company Audit Firms--which restructures and replaces SECPS and will administer a peer review program for member firms focusing on audits of nonpublic entities.