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1. minister

noun. ['ˈmɪnəstɝ, ˈmɪnɪstɝ'] a person authorized to conduct religious worship.

Synonyms

  • minister of religion
  • curate
  • clergyman
  • rector
  • man of the cloth
  • ministrant
  • parson
  • reverend

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude

Etymology

  • ministre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ministre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Minister

  • sinister

Sentences with minister


1. Noun, singular or mass
Some churches will allow an outside organist if he is approved by the church or music minister.

Quotes about minister


1. You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts...but you cannot deny he's got style...
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2. Hello, Minister!"bellowed Percy, sending a neat jinx straight at Thicknesse, who dropped his wand and clawed at the front of his robes, apparently in awful discomfort. "Did I mention I'm resigning?
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3. What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?
- George Eliot, Adam Bede

2. minister

verb. ['ˈmɪnəstɝ, ˈmɪnɪstɝ'] attend to the wants and needs of others.

Synonyms

  • see
  • attend
  • look

Antonyms

  • disservice
  • studio
  • inactivity
  • fail

Etymology

  • ministre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ministre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. minister

verb. ['ˈmɪnəstɝ, ˈmɪnɪstɝ'] work as a minister.

Antonyms

  • disagree

Etymology

  • ministre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ministre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. minister

noun. ['ˈmɪnəstɝ, ˈmɪnɪstɝ'] a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador.

Synonyms

  • diplomatist
  • diplomatic minister

Antonyms

  • disesteem
  • literalize
  • spiritualize

Etymology

  • ministre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ministre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. minister

noun. ['ˈmɪnəstɝ, ˈmɪnɪstɝ'] a person appointed to a high office in the government.

Synonyms

  • executive director
  • government minister
  • minister of finance
  • executive
  • cabinet minister
  • secretary of state
  • foreign minister

Antonyms

  • suffer
  • miss
  • mistrust
  • distrust

Etymology

  • ministre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ministre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. minister

noun. ['ˈmɪnəstɝ, ˈmɪnɪstɝ'] the job of a head of a government department.

Synonyms

  • cabinet minister

Antonyms

  • unhelpful
  • profane

Etymology

  • ministre (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ministre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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