Definitions of treat

  1. 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"
  2. something considered choice to eat
  3. interact in a certain way; " Do right by her"; " Treat him with caution, please"; " Handle the press reporters gently"
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  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"
  9. 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"
  10. an occurrence that cause special pleasure or delight
  11. To handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self toward; as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly.
  12. To discourse on; to handle in a particular manner, in writing or speaking; as, to treat a subject diffusely.
  13. To entertain with food or drink, especially the latter, as a compliment, or as an expression of friendship or regard; as, to treat the whole company.
  14. To negotiate; to settle; to make terms for.
  15. To care for medicinally or surgically; to manage in the use of remedies or appliances; as, to treat a disease, a wound, or a patient.
  16. To subject to some action; to apply something to; as, to treat a substance with sulphuric acid.
  17. To entreat; to beseech.
  18. To give a gratuitous entertainment, esp. of food or drink, as a compliment.
  19. A parley; a conference.
  20. An entertainment given as an expression of regard.
  21. That which affords entertainment; a gratification; a satisfaction; as, the concert was a rich treat.
  22. To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to make discussion; - usually with of; as, Cicero treats of old age and of duties.
  23. To negotiate; to come to terms of accommodation; - often followed by with; as, envoys were appointed to treat with France.
  24. To handle, deal with, or manage; to behave towards; to cause to undergo a process; as, to treat a photograph with chemicals; to pay the cost of entertainment for; to care for.
  25. To speak; to discuss a certain topic; with of; as, the paper treats of the ills of poor sanitation; negotiate or arragne;, agree; give entertainment.
  26. An entertainment given as an expression of esteem; something which affords great pleasure.
  27. Treater.
  28. To attack a disease by medicinal, surgical, dietary, or other measures; to care for a patient medically or surgically.
  29. To handle in a particular manner: to discourse on: to entertain, as with food or drink, etc.: to manage in the application of remedies: to use.
  30. To handle a subject in writing or speaking: to negotiate: to give an entertainment.
  31. An entertainment.
  32. To handle a subject; negotiate.
  33. To manage; deal with; discourse on; entertain.
  34. To act toward; deal with; express; present.
  35. To apply a special process to.
  36. To pay the expense of entertainment, or drink, for.
  37. To handle a subject in writing or speaking; followed by of.
  38. To negotiate; followed by with.
  39. Some unusual pleasure; entertainment furnished gratuitously.
  40. An entertainment given; something given for entertainment; a rich entertainment.
  41. To behave or act towards; to discourse on; to handle in a particular manner; to entertain with food or drink; to negociate; to manage in the application of remedies.
  42. To discourse; to come to terms of accommodation; to give an entertainment.
  43. To handle or manage in a particular manner in writing or speaking; to discourse; to entertain with food or drink as a compliment; to behave towards; to manage, as a disease, in the application of remedies; in chem., to subject to the action of; to make and receive proposals with a view to settle a claim, adjust differences, & c.; to negotiage.
  44. An entertainment given as an expression of regard; something which affords much pleasure.

Usage examples for treat

  1. " Yet I do not wish to treat you like a child, or talk to you like a woman; now attend to me! – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  2. Only let her take her to Saatzig, and treat her as a sister. – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  3. Really, it would be almost a treat to be ill in your house- you are so kind." – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  4. Would she help with a children's school- treat – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  5. And that was the treat Aunt Lu had made for the children. – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  6. Treat him, as I say, and you'll see! – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  7. Oh, John, how can I treat you so? – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  8. He's gwine treat you white, an' it's time you's gittin' married. – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  9. Course I wa'n't lookin' forward to any treat – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  10. If I had not let them do as they like, they would never have dared to treat me in that way. – The Strange Story Book by Mrs. Andrew Lang
  11. " It is the least you can do,- to treat him kindly," answered Hermione, somewhat coldly. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  12. And pray, my good fellow, what is it that you know that should make me treat you as if I thought you an honest man? – Paul Clifford, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. You must not treat me as a child any longer, for I am a woman now." – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  14. " He did not ill- treat the lady, though left all alone with her. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. But you got to treat 'em right. – The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  16. You treat that old lady as if she were the Queen herself, understand? – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  17. So they meant to treat me like a child. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. A lot of them expect you to treat them as if they were your own age, whether they are married or not. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  19. Don't treat him too well. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  20. You were so good as to take me to your house, and if I was then much in his company, it was because he seemed to desire it himself, and I always endeavoured to treat him with the greatest respect. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day