minister to

phrasal verb

ministered to; ministering to; ministers to
: to help or care for (someone or something)
She devoted herself to ministering to the poor and sick.
The nurse ministered to his wounds.

Examples of minister to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shoigu, who is overseeing the invasion of Ukraine, was the first Russian defense minister to visit North Korea since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, 28 July 2023 The altered rules specify that the responsibility for approvals will be transferred to Smotrich for the duration of the current government and will apply to any government that appoints an additional minister to serve in the Defense Ministry. Isabel Kershner,, 18 June 2023 The British Prime Minister has in recent weeks sent a trade minister to Hong Kong while his envoy to the former colony called for handling more disagreements with Beijing behind closed doors. Gabriela Mello,, 2 June 2023 The message during the wildfires in Tenerife, from Spain’s ecology minister to President Pedro Sánchez, was clear: Save people and their belongings first, and the forest area second. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Sep. 2023 Twenty-four years ago, a minister to the down-and-out of Des Moines took a mid-career leap into the unknown, moving his growing family west to become pastor for poverty outreach at a Pasadena church. Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2023 Movingly plain-spoken, the book wove reams of law, philosophy, social science and theology into Sister Helen’s account of her experience ministering to two men on death row in Louisiana, building a calmly merciless case against the death penalty. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2023 His parents had ministered to AIDS patients in San Francisco in the 1980s. Nathan Heller, Vogue, 29 Aug. 2023 Sunak has asked government ministers to legally define the characteristics of the American XL Bully with the assistance of police and canine experts. Pilar Arias, Fox News, 16 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Minister to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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