administer vs minister : Common Errors in English

About administer vs minister

You can minister to someone by administering first aid. Note how the “ad” in “administer” resembles “aid” in order to remember the correct form of the latter phrase. “Minister” as a verb always requires “to” following it.

administer Meaning(s)

  • (v) work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of
  • (v) perform (a church sacrament) ritually
  • (v) administer or bestow, as in small portions
  • (v) give or apply (medications)
  • (v) direct the taking of

minister Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person authorized to conduct religious worship
  • (n) a person appointed to a high office in the government
  • (n) a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
  • (n) the job of a head of a government department
  • (v) attend to the wants and needs of others
  • (v) work as a minister

administer in News

  1. Baby-test OK is all heart

    ALBANY — The Legislature has agreed to require newborns to be tested for a congenital heart defect under a new, quick screening process.The measure would require all birthing facilities to administer the test called pulse oximetry screening.The procedure provides early detection of heart defects that could be addressed quickly...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: New York Post

  2. I-Step vendor to defend company after problems

    The president of the testing vendor paid to administer the I-Step to Hoosier students is scheduled to defend her company to lawmakers later this month.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WNDU 16 South Bend

  3. Students try to take ACT test near Atlanta, but no one shows up to administer it

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — About 100 students, their families and school administrators hope to find out why no one showed up to administer the ACT test at a high school south of Atlanta over the weekend.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

minister in News

  1. Minister Andrew Giles Jr.

    Minister Andrew Giles Jr., 64, of Cleveland died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Vernon Memorial Church in Cleveland with Reverend Leroy Williams officiating.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Bolivar Commercial

  2. Minister Raitt announces appointment of Governor to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

    GATINEAU, QC, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Labour Minister, today announced the appointment of Ms. Shelley Rowan as Governor representing Nova Scotia on the Council of Governors ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Minister Valcourt Marks Fifth Anniversary of the Prime Minister's Historic Apology to Former Students of Indian ...

    The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today on the fifth anniversary of the Prime Minister's 2008 historic Statement of ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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