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English definition of “administer”

administer

verb (GIVE)    /ədˈmɪn.ɪ.stər/ US  /-stɚ/
[T] formal to cause someone to receive something: to administer medicine / punishment / relief Tests will be administered to schoolchildren at seven and twelve years .figurative The latest opinion polls have administered a severe blow to the party .Giving, providing and supplying administer an oath to sb formal to be present while someone says an oath (= a formal promise ) officially Court cases, orders and decisions
(Definition of administer verb (GIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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