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min·is·ter

minister

 
 
pronunciation:
mI nih str
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person authorized to perform or help at the religious services of some religions.
He is the minister at our church.
 
similar words:
chaplain, clergyman, father, missionary, parson, pastor, preacher, priest, rabbi
definition 2: (often capitalized) a person who is the head of a government department.
The Minister of Education will now give a speech.
similar words:
official, premier, prime minister, secretary
definition 3: a person who represents a government in a foreign country.
synonyms:
diplomat
similar words:
agent, ambassador, consul, delegate, representative
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ministers, ministering, ministered
definition: to care for; attend to.
Nurses minister to those who are sick or hurt.
synonyms:
care for, serve
similar words:
administer, nurse, provide, take care of, tend
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The word minister contains the following part:
minist, minst Latin root that means serve, assist