Minister Min"is*ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ministered; p. pr. & vb. n. Ministering.] [OE. ministren, OF. ministrer, fr. L. ministrare. See Minister, n.] To furnish or apply; to afford; to supply; to administer. He that ministereth seed to the sower. --2 Cor. ix. 10. We minister to God reason to suspect us. --Jer. Taylor., 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. The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister. --Matt. xx. 28. 2. To supply or to things needful; esp., to supply consolation or remedies. --Matt. xxv. 44. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased? --Shak.