Synonyms of minister in English:


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1‘a government minister’

member of the government, political leader, cabinet minister, secretary of state, secretary, undersecretary, department head, privy counsellor, politician
Indian diwan

2‘a minister of religion’

clergyman, clergywoman, cleric, ecclesiastic, pastor, vicar, rector, priest, parson, father, man of the cloth, woman of the cloth, man of God, woman of God, churchman, churchwoman
curate, chaplain, curé, divine, evangelist, preacher
Scottish kirkman
informal reverend, padre, Holy Joe, sky pilot
Australian informal josser

3‘the British minister in Egypt’

ambassador, chargé d'affaires, plenipotentiary, envoy, emissary, legate, diplomat
consul, delegate, representative, aide, dignitary, official


1‘doctors were busy ministering to the injured’

tend, care for, take care of, look after, nurse, treat, attend to, see to, administer to, help, assist, succour
cater to, serve, wait on, accommodate, be solicitous of, pander to
informal doctor