verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of administer
Examples from the Web for administering
She was administering CPR when an FDNY ambulance arrived and those paramedics took over.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sure, I can counsel concerned parents that none of the childhood vaccines I will be administering contain thimerosal.
The first shot of his face is sort-of a peek-a-boo in between bouts of administering some, um, oral pleasure.‘True Blood’ Star Ryan Kwanten Looks Back on Jason Stackhouse’s Craziest Scenes|Kevin Fallon|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Administering chemotherapy in hospital outpatient settings is even more expensive, studies show.
Brutalized prison guards contributed to the misery, mistreating the mentally ill and administering cruel interrogations.
I was busily imployed for several hours this morning in administering eye water to a Croud of applicants.The Journals of Lewis and Clark|Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
While Jethro remained in the camp his counsel was given in regard to the manner of administering justice.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
A poor man could not have anything to do with enacting or administering the laws.My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field|Charles Carleton Coffin
We have pressing need so to organize our system of administering criminal justice as to establish full vigor and effectiveness.State of the Union Addresses of Herbert Hoover|Herbert Hoover
I do not think this is the true bottom on which laws and the administering them rest.
British Dictionary definitions for administering
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for administer
Word Origin and History for administering
late 14c., administren, aministren "to manage as a steward," from Old French amenistrer "help, aid, be of service to" (12c., Modern French administrer, the -d- restored 16c.), and directly from Latin administrare "manage, control, guide, superintend; rule direct," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ministrare "serve" (see minister (v.)). Used of medicine, etc., "to give," from 1540s. Related: Administered; administering.