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administer

verb [T]  /ədˈmɪn·ə·stər, æd-/ us  

administer verb [T] (MANAGE)

(also administrate,  /ədˈmɪn·əˌstreɪt/) to manage or control the operation of something; govern: The British administered Hong Kong for 99 years.

administer verb [T] (GIVE)

to be responsible for giving something to someone: Two proctors administered the exam. She administers medicines to patients.
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