"administer to" vs "minister to"

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Sun14

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Chinese
Hello, my friend,

Today I learn one use of "administer to" and "minister to" which means to aid. My question is that are these two phrase used frequently in speaking or writing?
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    "Minister to"* looks normal to me, Sun.

    I don't think I've ever heard or read "administer to" in any competent English. If you posted an example of this use, others might be able to give you a decent opinion about the suitability of that phrase.

    My question is that are these two phrase used frequently in speaking or writing?
    No. I can't say that either phrase is anything I hear or read frequently.

    *WR: minister, second definition.
     

    owlman5

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    English-US
    I never use "administer" that way. I've never heard or seen "administer" used that way. Maybe somebody who uses it that way would like it. I don't.

    If you have a sentence in mind in which you would like to use one of these phrases, I'm sure other members will find it helpful as they attempt to answer your question. It's hard to give meaningful answers to questions about isolated words and phrases that people take from various sources.
     
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