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minister vb.:
1. to furnish, supply Ado II. i. 387 “ such assistance,” R2 II. iii. 105 “ correction to thy fault,” Oth. II. i. 279 “what other course you please, which the time shall . . . ” ; to prompt, suggest Meas. IV. v. 6 “As cause doth minister.”
2. to perform (a ceremony) Tp. IV. i. 17.
3. to apply or administer (something healing or the reverse) Gent. II. iv. 151, John V. i. 15 “present medicine must be m-'d,” Rom. IV. iii. 25, Per. III. ii. 8; absol. Mac. V. iii. 40 “ to a mind diseas'”
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