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Definition of minister verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

minister

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmɪnɪstə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪnɪstər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they minister
BrE BrE//ˈmɪnɪstə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪnɪstər//
 
he / she / it ministers
BrE BrE//ˈmɪnɪstəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪnɪstərz//
 
past simple ministered
BrE BrE//ˈmɪnɪstəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪnɪstərd//
 
past participle ministered
BrE BrE//ˈmɪnɪstəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪnɪstərd//
 
-ing form ministering
BrE BrE//ˈmɪnɪstərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪnɪstərɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Middle English (in sense (2); also in the sense ‘a person acting under the authority of another’): from Old French ministre (noun), ministrer (verb), from Latin minister ‘servant’, from minus ‘less’. Phrasal Verbsminister to somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minister