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  1. minister
  2. noun


    • 1. attend to the needs of (someone):

      her doctor was busy ministering to the injured
    • 2. provide (something necessary or helpful):

      the story was able to minister true consolation
    • 3. act as a minister of religion:

      will these women be permitted to minister as priests?
    • 4. administer (a sacrament):

      bishops in England were faced with a loss of priests to minister the sacraments
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: minister, plural noun: ministers

    • v.: verb: minister, 3rd person present: ministers, gerund or present participle: ministering, past tense: ministered, past participle: ministered