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Definition of Treat


  1. To handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self toward; as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly.
  2. To discourse on; to handle in a particular manner, in writing or speaking; as, to treat a subject diffusely.
  3. To entertain with food or drink, especially the latter, as a compliment, or as an expression of friendship or regard; as, to treat the whole company.
  4. To negotiate; to settle; to make terms for.
  5. To care for medicinally or surgically; to manage in the use of remedies or appliances; as, to treat a disease, a wound, or a patient.
  6. To subject to some action; to apply something to; as, to treat a substance with sulphuric acid.
  7. To entreat; to beseech.
  8. To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to make discussion; -- usually with of; as, Cicero treats of old age and of duties.
  9. To negotiate; to come to terms of accommodation; -- often followed by with; as, envoys were appointed to treat with France.
  10. To give a gratuitous entertainment, esp. of food or drink, as a compliment.
  11. A parley; a conference.
  12. An entertainment given as an expression of regard.
  13. That which affords entertainment; a gratification; a satisfaction; as, the concert was a rich treat.
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Treat Translations

treat in Afrikaans is onthaal, behandel
treat in Dutch is behandelen, cureren
treat in Finnish is neuvotella, parantaa
treat in German is behandeln
treat in Italian is coltivare
treat in Portuguese is deleite
treat in Spanish is obsequio, curar, acostumbrar, tratar