Synonyms and Antonyms of minister
1 a person sent on a mission to represent another the British ministers at the international peace conference Synonyms of minister agent, delegate, emissary, envoy, legate, ambassador, representativeWords Related to minister ambassadress; attaché, chargé d'affaires, consul, deputy, diplomat, foreign minister, nuncio, procurator, proxy; apostle, evangelist, missionary; deputation, detachment, legation; courier, messenger; mouthpiece, spokesperson
2 a person specially trained and authorized to conduct religious services in a Christian church our minister gives an interesting sermon every week Synonyms of minister cleric, clerical, clerk, deacon, divine, dominie, ecclesiastic, clergyperson, preacher, priest, reverendWords Related to minister churchman, clergyman, father, Holy Joe [slang], padre; clergywoman, deaconess, priestess; abbot, archbishop, archpriest, bishop, dean, diocesan, monsignor, pope, prelate, presbyter; abbé, curate, curé, parson, pastor, rector, shepherd, vicar; chaplain, confessor, sky pilot; evangelist, missionary, missioner, missionizer, revivalist; friar, mendicant, monastic, monk, oblate, religious; high priest, high priestessNear Antonyms of minister lay reader, lectorAntonyms of minister layman, layperson, secular
3 a person who acts or does business for another she's merely a minister of the corporation Synonyms of minister assignee, attorney, commissary, delegate, deputy, envoy, factor, agent, procurator, proxy, rep, representativeWords Related to minister ambassador, diplomat, diplomatist, emissary, foreign minister, legate, plenipotentiary; alternate, backup, pinch hitter, relief, replacement, stand-in, sub, substitute, surrogate, understudy; informer, operative, spy; broker, distributor, manager; arbiter, arbitrator, comprador (or compradore), conciliator, go-between, intercessor, intermediary, interposer, liaison, mediator, middleman, peacemaker; mouthpiece, point man, point person, prophet, speaker, spokesman, spokesperson
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