mingle, v. 1. associate, hobnob, pal around, get together, fraternize, band together, hang out; socialize, keep open house, keep the latchstring out, Sl. party, rub elbows, rub shoulders, mill.
2. participate, take part, join in, enter in, get in the swim.
3. mix, commingle, intermingle, intermix; consolidate, amalgamate, jumble; combine, blend, merge; intertwine, interweave.
4. unite, join, conjoin, connect, marry; unify, coalesce; fuse, agglutinate.
miniature, adj. small-scale, mini, midget, bantam, toy, Lilliputian, vest-pocket; reduced, diminished, abridged, shrunk; diminutive, wee, little, tiny, minute, microscopic; small, teeny, weeny,
minikin, adj. dainty, exquisite, lovely, fastidious, finicky; delicate, fragile, frail, slight, wispy, doll-like; mincing, affected, precious, pr£cieuse; simpering, coy, cute, Sl. cutesy, nice, Sl. nicy-nice,
minimize, v. 1. lessen, attenuate, decrease, cut down, prune, pare, minify; reduce, diminish, condense, abridge, curtail, abbreviate, shorten.
2. slight, underestimate, underrate, undervalue, beggar, extenuate, underreckon, misprize, think nothing of, set no store by, fail to count on; de-emphasize, underplay, make light of, make little of, downplay, Inf. play down, Inf. soft-pedal; decry, detract, disparage, demean, deprecate, belittle, deflate, depreciate, devaluate, downgrade, damn with faint praise, Inf. talk down; criticize, dispraise, cut up, shred, pull to pieces, Sl. do a number on, Sl. do a hatchet job on, carp at, cavil at, peck at, Inf. knock, Inf. rap; lampoon, pasquinade, caricature, satirize; ridicule, mock, poke fun at, laugh at.
minimum, n. 1. least or lowest amount, minimal amount, least quantity; lowest limit, bottom line; least, limit, margin.
2. cover charge, service charge, fee, admission,
minion, n. 1. flunky, lackey, yes man, jackal, spaniel, bootlick, bootlicker, footlicker, lickspit, lickspittle, kowtower, Uncle Tom, Tom, Sl. oreo; sycophant, fawner, toady, toadeater, truckler, tufthunter, courtier, wheedler, puffer, backslapper, backscratcher, timeserver, Inf. apple-polisher, Sl. brownnose, Sl. brown-noser, Sl. brownie; parasite, leech, sponge, sponger, Sl. mooch, Sl. moocher, hanger-on.
2. favorite, idol; darling, jewel, apple of one's eye, beloved.
3. minor official, subordinate, deputy, assistant; hireling, underling, inferior.
minister, n. 1. clergyman, cleric, ecclesiastic; pastor, shepherd, parson, Dial, dominie, man of the cloth, servant of God, reverend; father, padre, priest; liturgist, Obs., Rare, liturge; preacher, evangelist, missionary, revivalist, Usu. Disparaging, pulpiteer; rector, vicar, dean, Brit, incumbent; curate, cur£, abb£, chaplain, U.S. Mil. Sl. sky pilot, U.S. Mil. Sl. Holy Joe; divine, canonist, exegete, hierophant.
2. department chief, department head, superintendent; cabinet member, secretary, commissioner, chancellor, provost; official, dignitary; premier, prime minister.
3. ambassador, diplomat, plenipotentiary, Brit, diplomatist; emissary, envoy, consul, agent, legate, representative, delegate; charge d'affaires.
4. servant, underling, subordinate, lieutenant, surrogate, proxy, deputy, agent, substitute, Brit, locum ten-ens.
-v. 5. (of religious functions) officiate, execute, perform, carry out; preside, direct, administer, lead; serve, do duty.
minister to serve, care for, attend to, wait on pander to; accommodate, oblige, befriend, favor; help, aid, assist, abet, succor, relieve, comfort, console, give solace; doctor, nurse, heal, cure, remedy.