[ US /ˈtɹit/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈiːt/ ]
  1. provide with a gift or entertainment
    I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed
    Grandmother always treated us to the circus
  2. subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
    treat the lawn with chemicals
    treat the water so it can be drunk
    treat an oil spill
    process cheese
    process hair
  3. interact in a certain way
    Treat him with caution, please
    Handle the press reporters gently
    Do right by her
  4. provide with choice or abundant food or drink
    She treated her houseguests with good food every night
    Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating
  5. provide treatment for
    The nurses cared for the bomb victims
    The patient must be treated right away or she will die
    The doctor treated my broken leg
    Treat the infection with antibiotics
  6. act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
    The course covered all of Western Civilization
    This book deals with incest
    The new book treats the history of China
  7. regard or consider in a specific way
    I treated his advances as a joke
  8. engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement
    they had to treat with the King
  1. something considered choice to eat
  2. an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight
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How To Use treat In A Sentence

  • He made comments about a couple of items, suggesting an appetizer that sounded unlikely but that, in his words,'went down a treat. FOLLY
  • Often the parent feels helpless and very discouraged and may also give up on the child which reinforces the child's feelings of inadequacy and may cause the child to retreat or regress further.
  • The original Auroran settlers had landed in the location that was now the park and decided to keep it as a peaceful retreat in the centre of the city.
  • An Ohio appellate court last week reversed a lower court ruling that the city's pernicious treatment of marijuana users was unconstitutional under state law.
  • Police arrested 13 people, and some students were treated for minor injuries at the scene in northeast El Paso.
  • Note: where Loiasis is endemic (West Africa), all treatment with diethylcarbamazine, should commence with 3 mg/kg x 2 days (protocole for Loiasis) whatever form of filaria is being treated. Chapter 11
  • Objective:To observe the effects of to integrate acusector concussion with suggestible dialogue treat 530 patient with hysteria spasm.
  • A useful treatment method is the potent loop diuretic, furosemide, along with the hypertonic saline.
  • Did we miscalculate how we would be treated and received in Iraq?
  • In chronic smoldering cases, inflammatory bowel disease can be misdiagnosed, and treatment with steroids only exacerbates the infection.
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