"minister" in the noun sense
1. curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rector
a person authorized to conduct religious worship
"clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
2. minister, government minister
a person appointed to a high office in the government
"Minister of Finance"
3. minister, diplomatic minister
a diplomat representing one government to another ranks below ambassador
the job of a head of a government department
"minister" in the verb sense
attend to the wants and needs of others
"I have to minister to my mother all the time"
work as a minister
"She is ministering in an old parish"
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