Translation of administer in Spanish:

administer

Pronunciation: /ədˈmɪnəstər; ədˈmɪnɪstə(r)/

vt

  • 1 (manage) [business/estate/fund] administrar
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    • The site is operated by the Pew Center on the States, a research organization administered by the University of Richmond.
    • All student organizations are administered by representatives.
    • Who will administer the department's business?
  • 2 [formal] [punishment/drug/sacrament] to administer sth (to sb) administrar(le) algo (a algn) [formal] she administered the oath to the witness juramentó or le tomó juramento al testigo he administered a stern rebuke to them les administró una severa reprimenda, los reprendió con severidad
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    • The drug and placebo were administered at school.
    • Nurses are taking over tasks from junior doctors administering intravenous drugs, doing endoscopies, preoperative assessment, and some prescribing.
    • As a young child, Spear helped the local veterinarian with the livestock, including giving blood transfusions and administering medications.
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    • 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.
    • But I'm not sure I agree with police being able to administer corporal punishment!
    • A curious person in court then wanted to know if the man had anything to say while he was administering the punishment.
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    • The Sacrament will be administered by the priests at the ceremonies.
    • Male pastoral workers are allowed to work in parishes; deacons can administer the sacraments of baptism and marriage.
    • Parish directors and lay ministers are asked to prepare candidates for baptism or marriage, then to step aside when a priest arrives to administer the sacraments.

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