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  1. minister

    • IPA[ˈminəstər]

    美式

    • n.
      a member of the clergy, especially in Protestant churches.;the superior of some religious orders.
    • v.
      attend to the needs of (someone);provide (something necessary or helpful)
    • noun: minister, plural noun: ministers

    • verb: minister, 3rd person present: ministers, gerund or present participle: ministering, past tense: ministered, past participle: ministered

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a member of the clergy, especially in Protestant churches.
    • 2. the superior of some religious orders.
    • 3. (in certain countries) a head of a government department:

      Britain's defense minister

    • 4. a diplomatic agent, usually ranking below an ambassador, representing a state or sovereign in a foreign country.
    • 5. a person or thing used to achieve or convey something:

      the Angels are ministers of the Divine Will

    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. attend to the needs of (someone):

      her doctor was busy ministering to the injured

    • 2. provide (something necessary or helpful):

      the story was able to minister true consolation

    • 3. act as a minister of religion:

      will these women be permitted to minister as priests?

    • 4. administer (a sacrament):

      bishops in England were faced with a loss of priests to minister the sacraments

    • n. (in the UK) a government minister who is not a member of the cabinet:

    • he refused to accept responsibility, sending out junior ministers to explain the fiasco

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    • n. (in the UK) a government minister who is not a member of the cabinet:

    • he refused to accept responsibility, sending out junior ministers to explain the fiasco

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    • n. (in the UK, Canada, and other Commonwealth countries) a member of a parliamentary cabinet.

    • he refused to accept responsibility, sending out junior ministers to explain the fiasco

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    • n. a government minister in charge of their country's relations with other countries:

    • the American foreign minister

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    • n. (in many countries) a government minister in charge of relations with other countries:

    • the Tunisian foreign minister will visit Washington

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    • n. the leader of the ruling political party in some regions or countries.

    • the Tunisian foreign minister will visit Washington

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    • n. the head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state:

    • the Japanese prime minister argued strongly against it

      Prime Minister Albert Reynolds

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    • n. the head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state:

    • the Japanese prime minister argued strongly against it

      Prime Minister Albert Reynolds

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    英式

    • n.
      (in certain countries) a head of a government department:
    • the Defence Minister
    • v.
      attend to the needs of (someone):
    • her doctor was busy ministering to the injured

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