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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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I'm an advocate of aural irrigations that the patient's parents can administer at home so that the child does not have to come in and see me twice a day.
Last year, she inked a deal with Warner Chappell Music to administer her Mass Confusion Publishing catalog.
Dr Ashfaque Qureshi informed that a total of 882 mobile vaccination teams will carry out door to door vaccination to administer the drops to 32,8542 children of under five years age, he informed and added that the vaccination of children will also be carried out at 110 fixed points and 23 transit points of the district.
We can administer federal medical leave act, state disability, paid family leave, pregnancy disability leave--all under one roof, and provide administrative services for all of those inter-related laws and regulations.
At that time the nurse prepares the dosage form and administers the drug (this process has been shown to take as long as 30 minutes to one hour following the patient's initial request).
He said that Health Department teams had been constituted to administer anti-polio drops to children at doorsteps.