administrar
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administrar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be in charge of)
a. to manage
Yo administro el presupuesto y controlo los gastos de la empresa.I manage the budget and control the expenses of the company.
b. to govern
El rey David administra estas tierras.King David governs these lands.
c. to run
La aerolínea administrada por el gobierno fue privatizada.The airline run by the government was privatized.
2. (to organize)
a. to manage
Mi trabajo consiste en administrar las propiedades en alquiler.My job consists of managing the rental properties.
b. to administer
El albacea es quien administra los bienes de las personas cuando fallecen.The estate of a deceased person is administered by an executor.
3. (medicine)
a. to administer
Una enfermera te administrará la vacuna contra la gripe.A nurse will administer the flu vaccination to you.
b. to give
El médico le administró una inyección de morfina al soldado herido.The medic gave the wounded soldier a shot of morphine.
4. (religious)
a. to administer
El sacerdote le administró la extrema unción al anciano enfermo.The priest administered the sick old man the last rites.
b. to give
El padre Mario le administró el sacramento del bautismo a mi hija.Father Mario gave the sacrament of baptism to my daughter.
5. (to regulate)
a. to manage
Tengo que aprender a administrar mejor el tiempo.I need to learn how to manage my time better.
administrarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to handle one's money)
a. to manage one's finances
El magnate no se administró bien y terminó en bancarrota.The magnate went broke because he didn't manage his finances wisely.
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administrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (empresa, finca)
a. to manage, to run
2. (casa)
a. to run
3. (país)
a. to govern, to run
4. (recursos)
a. to manage
administrar justiciato administer justice
5. (medicamento, sacramentos)
a. to administer
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (organizar dinero)
a. to manage one's finances
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administrar
transitive verb
1 (organizar) to administer; (Com) to manage; run
2 [+justicia, sacramento] to administer
pronominal verb
administrarse to manage one's own affairs
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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