administer vs minister :

administer or 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.

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  • v  work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of
    administer a program
    she administers the funds
  • v  perform (a church sacrament) ritually
    administer the last unction
  • v  administer or bestow, as in small portions
    administer critical remarks to everyone present
  • v  give or apply (medications)
  • v  direct the taking of
    administer an exam
    administer an oath

  • n  a person authorized to conduct religious worship
    clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches
  • 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
    I have to minister to my mother all the time
  • v  work as a minister
    She is ministering in an old parish
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