Associations to the word «Treat»


TREAT, verb. (intransitive) To negotiate, discuss terms, bargain (for or with). [from 13th c.]
TREAT, verb. (intransitive) To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to conduct a discussion. [from 14th c.]
TREAT, verb. (transitive) To discourse on; to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking. [from 14th c.]
TREAT, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (obsolete) To entreat or beseech (someone). [14th-17th c.]
TREAT, verb. (transitive) To handle, deal with or behave towards in a specific way. [from 14th c.]
TREAT, verb. (transitive) To entertain with food or drink, especially at one's own expense; to show hospitality to; to pay for as celebration or reward. [from 16th c.]
TREAT, verb. (transitive) To care for medicinally or surgically; to apply medical care to. [from 18th c.]
TREAT, verb. (transitive) To subject to a chemical or other action; to act upon with a specific scientific result in mind. [from 19th c.]
TREAT, verb. To provide something special and pleasant.
TREAT, noun. An entertainment, outing, or other indulgence provided by someone for the enjoyment of others.
TREAT, noun. An unexpected gift, event etc., which provides great pleasure.
TREAT, noun. (obsolete) A parley or discussion of terms; a negotiation.
TREAT, noun. (obsolete) An entreaty.
TREAT WITH CONTEMPT, noun. Consider someone or something to be unworthy of respect or attention

Dictionary definition

TREAT, noun. Something considered choice to eat.
TREAT, noun. An occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight.
TREAT, verb. Interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently".
TREAT, verb. 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".
TREAT, verb. 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".
TREAT, verb. Act on 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".
TREAT, verb. 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".
TREAT, verb. 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".
TREAT, verb. Engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; "they had to treat with the King".
TREAT, verb. Regard or consider in a specific way; "I treated his advances as a joke".

Wise words

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