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administer

verb (MANAGE)    /ədˈmɪn.ɪ.stər/ US  /-stɚ/
[T often passive] (also administrate) to control the operation or arrangement of something: The economy has been badly administered by the present government.Managing and organizing [T often passive] to govern a country, region, etc.: The economy has been badly administered by the present government.Managing and organizing
(Definition of administer verb (MANAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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