administer a medicine

administer a medicine
give medication, give medicine

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • administer — administer, dispense come into comparison because they are used in certain idiomatic phrases, similar in wording but not always equivalent in meaning, such as administer justice or dispense justice; administer a medicine or dispense medicine;… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • administer — ad·min·is·ter əd min ə stər vt, ad·min·is·tered; ad·min·ister·ing st(ə )riŋ to give (as medicine) remedially <the antibiotic may be administered orally or by injection> …   Medical dictionary

  • Administer — Ad*min is*ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Administered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Administering}.] [OE. aministren, OF. aministrer, F. administer, fr. L. administrare; ad + ministrare to serve. See {Minister}.] 1. To manage or conduct, as public affairs; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • administer — administer, administrate For many centuries, the normal word corresponding to administration and meaning ‘to manage (affairs)’ has been administer • (The Rezzoris were minor Austrian gentry administering the outposts of empire London Review of… …   Modern English usage

  • administer — [ad min′is tər, ədmin′istər] vt. [ME aministren < OFr aministrer < L administrare < ad , to + ministrare, to serve] 1. to manage or direct (the affairs of a government, institution, etc.) 2. to give out or dispense, as punishment or… …   English World dictionary

  • administer — (v.) late 14c., administren, aministren to manage as a steward, from O.Fr. amenistrer help, aid, be of service to (12c., Mod.Fr. administrer, the d restored 16c.), and directly from L. administrare manage, control, guide, superintend; rule direct …   Etymology dictionary

  • administer — ad|min|is|ter [ədˈmınıstə US ər] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: aministrer, from Latin administrare, from ad to + ministrare to serve , from minister; MINISTER1] 1.) [T usually passive] to manage the work or money of a company or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • administer — /ədˈmɪnəstə/ (say uhd minuhstuh), /æd / (say ad ) verb (t) 1. to manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have charge of the execution of: to administer laws. 2. to bring into use or operation; dispense: to administer justice. 3. to make application …  

  • administer — verb ( istered; administering) Etymology: Middle English administren, from Anglo French administrer, from Latin administrare, from ad + ministrare to serve, from minister servant more at minister Date: 14th century transitive verb 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • administer — administrant /ad min euh streuhnt/, n. /ad min euh steuhr/, v.t. 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.… …   Universalium

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