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administer (something) to

1. To provide something to someone, usually a form of care or help. The organization held a fundraiser so that they could administer aid to the poor.
2. To inject or deliver something, such as medication. The doctor administered the flu shot to his patient.
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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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The administering entity is responsible for determining whether modifying the peer review report to reflect the limitation in scope is required.
Be sure to refer to the medication record prior to administering any medication.