Thesaurus for 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.