administer (something) to (one)
1. To provide something to one, 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 to one, 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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