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mistreat

mis·treat

mistreat

 
pronunciation:
mihs trit
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mistreated, mistreating, mistreats
definition: to treat improperly; abuse.
 
synonyms:
abuse, ill-use, maltreat, misuse
similar words:
afflict, aggrieve, harm, injure, persecute, pick on, shaft, wrong
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derivation: mistreatment (n.)
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