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administer

verb [T]
 
 
/ədˈmɪnɪstər/
to give something to someone: administer drugs/a test The medication was administered by someone in another room.administer justice/a punishment It's up to the courts to administer justice.administer advice/help Training and Enterprise Councils in the rest of Britain are administering a range of help such as youth training.administer sth to sb This drug should not be administered to the very young.
( also administrate) to manage or deal with a business activity: The cost to administer the program was $70,000. My job is to administer bookings.
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