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minister to (one)

To tend to or care for one; to look after one's needs or wants. The missionary group has been ministering to the displaced people of the impoverished country ever since the tsunami devastated their villages. She ministers to the homeless at a shelter downtown on the weekends.
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minister to someone or something

to take care of someone or someone's needs. Sarah tried to minister to the people of the village. He sought to minister to the grief of the widow.
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Under this decision, all amounts designated as an MHA and used by a minister to provide a home may be excluded from income.
107 allows a minister to exclude from income the "allowance paid to him as part of his compensation, to the extent used by him to provide a home"
Abderrazak Kilani Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Relations with the NCA: Mr.
a garage); "rental allowance" means an amount paid to a minister to rent or otherwise provide a home if such amount is designated as a rental allowance pursuant to official action taken in advance of such payment by the employing church.
Elyes Jouini: Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Economic and Social Reforms and Co-ordination with Concerned Ministries.
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