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verb minister pronunciation in British English /ˈmɪnɪstə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyminister
he/she/itministers
present participleministering
past tenseministered
past participleministered

phrasal verb

minister to

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present tense
I/you/we/theyminister to
he/she/itministers to
present participleministering to
past tenseministered to
past participleministered to
formal
minister to someone/something to help or look after people, especially those who are ill

Doctors ministered to the wounded.

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