Minister Min"is*ter, v. i. 1. To act as a servant, attendant, or agent; to attend and serve; to perform service in any office, sacred or secular. [1913 Webster]

The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister. --Matt. xx. 28. [1913 Webster]

2. To supply or to things needful; esp., to supply consolation or remedies; as, to minister to the sick. --Matt. xxv. 44. [1913 Webster]

Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.