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  Definition of treat
  1. an occurrence that cause special pleasure or delight
  2. something considered choice to eat
  3. provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"
  4. subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
  5. regard or consider in a specific way; "I treated his advances as a joke"
  6. engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; "they had to treat with the King"
  7. deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
  8. provide with choice or abundant food or drink; "Don''t worry about the expensive wine--I''m treating"; "She treated her houseguests with good food every night"
  9. provide with a gift or entertainment; "Grandmother always treated us to the circus"; "I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed"
  10. interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
Similar Words: dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, care for, process, cover, handle, plow, deal, address, regale, do by

 

Hyponyms: choice morsel, tidbit, titbit, savory, savoury, sweet, confection, confectionery, ambrosia, nectar, gelatin, jelly, marrow, bone marrow, hyperventilate, massage, purge, correct, insufflate, detoxify, irrigate, iodize, iodise, doctor, vet, nurse, manipulate, administer, dispense, remedy, relieve, dress, splint, operate on, operate, medicate, medicine, bleed, leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise, cup, transfuse, shock, pack, cauterize, cauterise, burn, analyze, analyse, psychoanalyze, psychoanalyse, propagate, nitrate, tank, oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise, aerate, mercerize, mercerise, malt, fluoridate, fluoridize, fluoridise, creosote, chlorinate, carbonate, camphorate, bromate, brominate, ammoniate, irradiate, ray, scald, refine, nitrify, nitrogenize, nitrogenise, reverberate, curry, seed, dose, winnow, sulphur, sulfur, vulcanize, vulcanise, chrome, bituminize, bituminise, Agenize, Agenise, run, carboxylate, beneficiate, digest, fumigate, fume, air-condition, theologize, theologise, discourse, talk about, discuss, wine, alcoholize, feed, feast, mock, bemock, ignore, disregard, snub, cut, wrong, handle with kid gloves, criminalize, strong-arm, ride roughshod, run roughshod, upstage, rough-house, brutalize, brutalise, do justice, do-well by, gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over, mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat, pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge

 

Grouped Verbs: handle, do by, embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover, regale, plow, deal, address

 

Derivational Morphology: regale, treatment, handling, processor, processing, negotiator, negotiant, treater, discussion, discourse, coverage, dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw

 

Anagrams: tetra, reata, eater, tater, arete

 

 
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