1. curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rector, clergyman, reverend, man of the cloth

usage: a person authorized to conduct religious worship; "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"

2. minister, government minister, executive, executive director

usage: a person appointed to a high office in the government; "Minister of Finance"

3. minister, diplomatic minister, diplomat, diplomatist

usage: a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador

4. minister, public service

usage: the job of a head of a government department


1. minister, attend, take care, look, see

usage: attend to the wants and needs of others; "I have to minister to my mother all the time"

2. minister, work

usage: work as a minister; "She is ministering in an old parish"

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