Definition of 'administer'
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The painkiller should have been administered direct to her spine. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His parents have to get up twice a night to administer the drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He must instead administer justice in ways that distance him from their blame. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He admitted cruelty and administering a drug to an animal. The Sun (2009)None of this was administered by a doctor. The Sun (2008)Firms also have a patchy record in administering justice. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But doctors administered the injection and then failed to monitor him properly after surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Another measure would financially penalise doctors who administer costly drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It would allow doctors to administer lethal doses of medication to those with a terminal illness and only six months to live. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When his choking became unbearable, our nurse administered a drug to help him relax. Christianity Today (2000)There must be a fairer and more efficient way to administer justice in the 21st century. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is always worthwhile seizing an opportunity to emphasise that justice should be administered by courts of law and not by the court of public opinion. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It might also encourage people who fear they may not be able to administer the drug in future and thus do it earlier than they would wish. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A society that cannot afford to administer its own justice cannot claim to be such: big or otherwise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The patient - not the doctor - would administer the drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Of course it's the Tours who are administering drug testing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the Middle Ages a manor was a legal and judicial entity through which justice was administered. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'administer'
British English: administer VERB
If someone administers something such as a country, the law, or a test, they take responsibility for organizing and supervising it.
The plan calls for the U.N. to administer the country until elections can be held.
Definition of administer from the Collins English Dictionary
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