English - Vietnamese Dictionary
minister /'ministə/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- Minister for (of) Foreign Affrais; Foreign Minister
- bộ trưởng bộ ngoại giao, ngoại trưởng
- (ngoại giao) công sứ
- minister plenipotentiary: công sứ toàn quyền
- người thừa hành, người trợ thủ, tay sai
- Minister of State
- Quốc vụ khanh; bộ trưởng không bộ
- động từ
- (+ to) giúp vào, giúp đỡ; chăm sóc
- to minister to the wants os a sick man: chăm sóc chu đáo một người ốm
- (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) cung cấp, cấp
+a person authorized to conduct religious worship
+a person appointed to a high office in the government
+a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
+the job of a head of a government department
+attend to the wants and needs of others
+work as a minister
Advanced English Dictionary
1 cleric, clergyman, clergywoman, ecclesiastic, pastor, vicar, priest, father, reverend, churchman, divine, parson, preacher, man or woman of the cloth, evangelist, missionary, dean, curate, curé, abbé, chaplain, Colloq padre, Slang US military sky pilot, Holy Joe:
The marriage was performed by a visiting minister.
2 envoy, delegate, legate, diplomat, ambassador, emissary, plenipotentiary, minister plenipotentiary, envoy extraordinary, minister resident, consul, agent, chargé d'affaires, Brit cabinet officer or member:
The minister himself signed the treaty.
3 Usually, minister to. attend (to or on or upon), wait on, care for, look after, see to, accommodate; serve, supply, aid, help, assist, support:
In his last days, she ministered to him in every way.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 (often Minister) (BrE) (in Britain and many other countries) a senior member of the government who is in charge of a government department or a branch of one: the Minister of Education + a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers + senior ministers in the Cabinet + cabinet ministers
See also - PRIME MINISTER
2 (in some Protestant Christian Churches) a trained religious leader: a Methodist minister
Compare: PASTOR, PRIEST, VICAR
3 a person, lower in rank than an AMBASSADOR, whose job is to represent their government in a foreign country
Phrasal Verbs: minister to sb/sth (formal) to care for sb, especially sb who is sick or old, and make sure that they have everything they need
1 member of the government
prime | chief, principal
Queen Elizabeth's chief minister, Lord Burghley
| deputy | junior, senior | cabinet, departmental, EU, Foreign Office, government, Home Office | defence, education, environment, finance, foreign, health, interior, transport, etc. | relevant, responsible
Local authorities should submit schemes to the relevant minister for approval.
| former, outgoing
VERB + MINISTER
appoint (sb), appoint sb as, nominate (sb), nominate sb as | elect (sb), elect sb as | dismiss (sb as) | serve as
He served briefly as prime minister from 1920 to 1921.
| lobby, persuade, urge
lobbying the Transport Minister over the issue
| advise, consult, instruct | accuse, criticize
MINISTER + VERB
resign, retire | be accountable to sb, be responsible for sth
Ministers are accountable to Parliament. the minister responsible for the health service
| announce sth, unveil sth | agree (to) sth, approve sth, decide sth, endorse sth | intervene (in sth)
The foreign minister intervened with disastrous results.
the new minister for the Arts
| ~ of
A new minister of defence had been appointed.
> SeePRIME MINISTER
church | Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Nonconformist, Presbyterian
VERB + MINISTER
ordain (sb), ordain sb as
He was ordained minister of a small rural congregation.
a minister of religion
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