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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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Summary: Mumbai [Maharashtra], Jul 6 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday said that it was "unfortunate" that Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi administered the oath of three MLAs without inviting Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and rued the fact that the protocol was not followed during the process.
3 : to give officially <administer an oath> <The teacher administered the test.>
By pooling their efforts to create an assessment, partner schools in the consortium can administer assessments yet maintain curriculum diversity.
The stock exchanges and the GAO did not establish practice monitoring programs to perform and administer peer reviews; rather, they expect auditors to enroll in an established program, such as an AICPA program.
The director of nursing can help ensure that an appropriate process exists for medications to come into the nursing home and that they are distributed and administered appropriately.
This is because statutory language offering a "one-size-fits-all" approach is not present to bind a state that administers a nonstatutory program.
The following sample questionnaire may be used by corporations in determining whether the members of, or nominees to, the corporation's compensation committee (or to the subcommittee that administers its performance-based compensation arrangements) satisfies these requirements.
"It really is an extended notion of private property ownership," says attorney Lita Rosario, who through her Washington, D.C.-based company, WYZ Girl Entertainment, administers songwriters' catalogs for a number of the major, mid size and small music publishers.
Such patients, upon the onset of pain, request a dose of narcotic to be administered. 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).
The agreement announced will affect the residents of approximately 790 federally administered co-operative housing projects--or 35,000 units--in Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
The revised standards will affect all 30,000 firms enrolled in the AICPA peer review program and the state societies that administer it (administering entities).
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