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Synonyms for minister
ˈmɪn ə stər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rector(noun)

    a person authorized to conduct religious worship

    "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"

    subgenus Pastor, government minister, rector, pastor, curate, parson, diplomatic minister, minister of religion

  2. minister, government minister(noun)

    a person appointed to a high office in the government

    "Minister of Finance"

    government minister, rector, minister of religion, pastor, curate, diplomatic minister, parson

  3. minister, diplomatic minister(noun)

    a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador

    government minister, rector, minister of religion, pastor, curate, diplomatic minister, parson

  4. minister(verb)

    the job of a head of a government department

    government minister, minister of religion, parson, pastor, rector, curate, diplomatic minister

  5. minister(verb)

    attend to the wants and needs of others

    "I have to minister to my mother all the time"

  6. minister(verb)

    work as a minister

    "She is ministering in an old parish"

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. minister(n)

    servant, officer, delegate, official, ambassador, subordinate, ecclesiastic, clergyman, priest, parson, divine, preacher, pastor, shepherd, reverend, curate, vicar

    monarch, government, master, superior, principal, head, layman, told, flock, congregation

  2. minister(v)

    attend, subserve, wait, supply

    lead, rule, command, exact

Editors Contribution

  1. wazir

    rulers of mughal empire

    a high officer in a muslim government

    Submitted by rinat on June 1, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. minister(n.)

    administrator (of executive authority), executive officer (of a sovereign or of a government)

  2. minister(n.)

    ambassador, envoy, plenipotentiary

  3. minister(n.)

    clergyman, divine, priest, parson, ecclesiastic, churchman

  4. minister(v. a.)

    give, afford, supply, furnish

  5. minister(v. n.)

    serve, perform service, do service

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. minister(n)

    ambassador, envoy, plenipotentiary, delegate, ecclesiastic, parson, divine, rector

  2. minister(v)

    administer, serve, officiate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "minister":

    secretary, ministre, ministers, minster, ministry, ministro, chief, ministerial, chairman, head, ministra, president, department

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How to use minister in a sentence?

  1. Sajid Javid:

    When it gets Royal Assent it will be a surrender bill and that is why the prime minister has said that, especially once this bill is in place, that we need to move forward as a country, we need to deliver on Brexit, and that's why unfortunately I think we are in the position where we need a general election.

  2. The President:

    It seems to me to be an odd thing to say at this point in the process, she's not in The President jurisdiction. She's in Canadian jurisdiction. Intervening in the process means he would talk to [ Canadian Prime Minister Justin ] Trudeau, who has said more than once the normal judicial process will go ahead. It just creates another point of friction with Canada.

  3. Peter Jones:

    The law appears to leave key issues, such as criteria for bidding companies, to the discretion of the oil minister without providing any real checks on his decisions.

  4. Graeme Korner:

    If you were going to design a terrible period to fire a minister, this is the perfect time. It is a real tragedy.

  5. Martine Goeman:

    It's not only the church -- it's also the broader community, the Minister for Migration could solve( the situation) in one day -- by using The Minister for Migration discretionary powers. There is a solution.

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