Adjective "administer" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Manage and be responsible for the running of (a business, organization, etc.)
  1. 'All student organizations are administered by representatives.'
  2. 'Who will administer the department's business?'
  3. 'Skylink will manage and administer the airports.'
  4. 'Land boards, composed of elected and appointed members, administer the allocation of tribal land.'
  5. 'In addition English Heritage looks after guardianship monuments, administers the management and consent procedures for Scheduled monuments, and provides support for archaeological advisers in local authorities.'
  6. 'California requires any organization that administers a gift annuity program to provide adequate reserves for any annuities sold in California or to California residents.'
  7. 'The reality is that, once the company had appointed him to administer its business there was nothing very much left for her to do in her capacity as director.'
  8. 'Some, as Telberg suggests, say it's self-preservation: the holders will be required to join whatever organization ultimately administers it.'
  9. 'However, the electric council which administers the industry has insisted on gradual rate increases in an effort to avoid social upheaval against the measure.'
  10. 'Part 1 is a very serious part of this legislation, and in my view is a very serious departure from the usual way in which the Government administers its affairs.'
  11. 'a Health and Safety agency would administer new regulations'
  12. 'He explained about the process of adapting to globalization and how we should administer our human resources in the modern world.'
  13. 'And if players are unwilling to take responsibility for naming names then they can hardly complain about those who attempt to administer the laws.'
  14. 'I actually don't have a problem with the law itself, nor indeed in most occasions, with the way in which the courts administer the law.'
  15. 'They were to keep the peace and defend the realm from attack, administer the law equitably and impartially, and uphold true religion and the Church.'
  16. 'In sum, at both national and European levels, self-regulation may be a useful adjunct to statutory regulation administered by a public agency, but cannot replace it.'
  17. 'There is a recognised division of responsibility in administering the law - no one can, for example, be simultaneously judge, prosecutor, and public defender.'
  18. 'The challenge for those who draft and administer laws is to do so in ways that promote stability and predictability while affording reasonable flexibility.'
  19. 'It is the courts who administer the law, and MPs who make the law.'
  20. 'Does the public believe that the court is administering the existing law fairly?'
  21. 'The natural regulator for administering laws relating to investments is the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.'
Dispense or apply (a remedy or drug)
  1. 'It was noisy and filled with high-tech equipment for monitoring indicators of medical status and administering medications or other treatments.'
  2. 'The drug and placebo were administered at school.'
  3. 'Nurses are taking over tasks from junior doctors administering intravenous drugs, doing endoscopies, preoperative assessment, and some prescribing.'
  4. 'Four child therapists who were trained and supervised by an experienced cognitive behavioural therapist administered all therapy.'
  5. 'We found that emergency facilities ranged widely from the provision of simple analgesia to that of intravenously administered drugs and full resuscitation facilities.'
  6. 'As a young child, Spear helped the local veterinarian with the livestock, including giving blood transfusions and administering medications.'
  7. 'Misread radiographs and pathology specimens, laboratory errors, and mistakes made in administering radiation therapy also threaten the safety of patients.'
  8. 'New York institutions, the study found, were slow to administer drug therapies that effectively fight the illness.'
  9. 'Radiation therapy is administered two ways: externally or internally.'
  10. 'The preoperative nurse or the anesthesia care provider administers a prophylactic antibiotic as requested by the surgeon.'
  11. 'retribution was administered to those found guilty'
  12. 'But I'm not sure I agree with police being able to administer corporal punishment!'
  13. 'Her mother and elder sisters administered these punishments.'
  14. 'Law enforcement officers and medical staff watched whilst the punishment was administered.'
  15. 'Ma chose to defend his department chiefs rather than administering reasonable punishments and sincerely apologizing for the blunders.'
  16. 'The monotheists among them were deputed to administer this punishment.'
  17. 'All that's left is to decide whether she or her father should administer the punishment.'
  18. '‘I volunteer to administer the punishment,’ she announced, raising her hand.'
  19. 'On the more practical side, we also have an Animal Protection Law, which administers effective punishments for misuse, abandoning and torture of animals.'
  20. 'In both, a civil action had been brought against a teacher who had administered corporal punishment.'
  21. 'And the old English common law treated the servant as a member of the family and that's why the master could administer corporal punishment for example.'
  22. 'I felt as if I'd interrupted a priest administering last rites.'
  23. 'They had to preach, administer the sacraments and look after the spiritual welfare of the people.'
  24. 'In these either the Congregational minister in situ or from outside or a lay officer of the church has administered the infant baptisms.'
  25. 'Bishop Donal McKeown administered the sacrament of confirmation to children in the Parish on Thursday.'
  26. 'The Bishop of Killaloe visited the parish to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation on the pupils of the local schools.'
  27. 'Bishop Laurence Ryan is only administering the Sacrament of Confirmation in 16 Parishes in 2002.'
  28. 'His Lordship Dr. Bill Murphy Bishop of Kerry will administer the Sacrament to girls and boys who have been preparing for this special occasion for some time.'
  29. 'Maureen Power read the list of candidates for Confirmation and then the Bishop administered the sacrament with the sponsors by the side of the boys and girls.'
  30. 'His fate seemed sealed when aides administered the Sacrament of Anointing, or last rites, on Thursday.'
  31. 'Male pastoral workers are allowed to work in parishes; deacons can administer the sacraments of baptism and marriage.'
  32. 'he administered the Oath of Supremacy to Thomas Percy'
  33. 'Before administering the oath of an attorney, Judge Hilberman reminded me of four important values we should strive to uphold as attorneys.'
  34. 'Politicians spoke, judges administered the oaths and newly naturalized citizens cheered.'
Give help or service.
  1. 'This boiled down to trained nurses being available to administer to the health care needs of prison inmates.'
  2. 'When they were toddlers, I was supplied with fluoride drops to administer to them when I attended ante-natal classes at the Queen Mother Hospital in Glasgow.'
  3. 'Guru Gobind Singh then begged them to administer to him the vows of initiation.'
  4. 'I had one polygraph session, which the FBI did administer to me in January, and I was told I passed and the examiner was satisfied that I had told the truth.'
  5. 'It was August, very hot, and Eoka snipers were shooting at us; on occasion I had to administer to those who had been shot or peppered with shrapnel from a pencil bomb.'
  6. 'When war broke out, Japan started sending Taiwan's doctors and nurses to Southeast Asia to administer to wounded soldiers.'
  7. 'In his zeal to accumulate wealth, Mahmud neglected to administer to the lands he had conquered.'
  8. 'Once in Japan, the three surviving doctors are placed in concentration camps and continue to administer to the sick and wounded.'
  9. 'There are some simple tests which Dr. Anselme wishes to administer to you to ascertain your mental capabilities on this particular day.'
  10. 'Thailand's beloved elephants need health care and skilled people to administer to the animals.'

More definitions

1. to manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have executive charge of: to administer the law.

2. to bring into use or operation: to administer justice; to administer last rites.

3. to make application of; give: to administer medicine.

4. to supervise the formal taking of (an oath or the like).

5. Law. to manage or dispose of, as a decedent's estate by an executor or administrator or a trust estate by a trustee. verb (used without object)

6. to contribute

More examples(as adjective)

"people/places/organizations can be administer."

"nations can be administer."

"actions can be administer."


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin administrare, from ad- ‘to’ + ministrare (see ministration).