treat  

  • Pronunciation of treat: T R IY1 T (trit)

  • Number of syllables of treat: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of treat

  • Definition of treat

    • (n): an occurrence that cause special pleasure or delight  
    • (n): something considered choice to eat  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): regard or consider in a specific way; "I treated his advances as a joke"  
    • (v): engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; "they had to treat with the King"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"  
  • Examples of treat

    • Medics scrambled to treat the half a dozen people strewn around the scene.  
    • Treat the place, the monkeys and the people with respect.  
    • He tried to treat his sightless eyes.  
    • This is intended to treat minor neurosis.  
    • He knows how to treat puissant people.  
    • The man's threats and belligerence are not the way to treat people.  
    • The sections treat the basics.  
    • This to be used to treat giddiness.  
    • They did not mean to treat the people with baleful means.  
    • They should treat the others with amicability.  

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