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treat

treat

 
pronunciation:
trit
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: treated, treating, treats
definition 1: to behave toward in a particular way.
My mother treats us all fairly.Please treat the puppy more gently.
 
synonyms:
relate to
similar words:
deal with, handle
definition 2: to deal with or think of in a particular way.
He treated her request as silly.
synonyms:
deal with, handle
similar words:
cope with, manage, process, represent
definition 3: to discuss in speech or writing.
He treated several ideas in his talk.
synonyms:
address, discuss
similar words:
analyze, consider, deal with, examine, touch
definition 4: to attempt to relieve or cure.
She treated her cold with vitamins.
 
synonyms:
cure, heal, relieve, remedy
similar words:
attend, minister, nurse, patch
definition 5: to buy food, drink, or entertainment for at one's own expense.
We treated them to dinner.
similar words:
entertain
definition 6: to act upon in order to get a particular result.
He treated the wood with polish.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of treating.
He told us that the ice cream was his treat.
definition 2: anything considered as a source of pleasure.
Chocolate is his favorite treat.
similar words:
luxury, pleasure, present
derivation: treatable (adj.)
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