Definitions of treat

  1. To discourse; to come to terms of accommodation; to give an entertainment.
  2. To handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self toward; as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly.
  3. To discourse on; to handle in a particular manner, in writing or speaking; as, to treat a subject diffusely.
  4. 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.
  5. To negotiate; to settle; to make terms for.
  6. To subject to some action; to apply something to; as, to treat a substance with sulphuric acid.
  7. To entreat; to beseech.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To manage; deal with; discourse on; entertain.
  11. To act toward; deal with; express; present.
  12. To apply a special process to.
  13. To pay the expense of entertainment, or drink, for.
  14. To give a gratuitous entertainment, esp. of food or drink, as a compliment.
  15. 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.
  16. To negotiate; to come to terms of accommodation; - often followed by with; as, envoys were appointed to treat with France.
  17. 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.
  18. To handle a subject in writing or speaking: to negotiate: to give an entertainment.
  19. To handle a subject; negotiate.
  20. interact in a certain way; " Do right by her"; " Treat him with caution, please"; " Handle the press reporters gently"
  21. 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"
  22. regard or consider in a specific way; " I treated his advances as a joke"
  23. engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; " they had to treat with the King"
  24. 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"
  25. To handle a subject in writing or speaking; followed by of.
  26. To negotiate; followed by with.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. an occurrence that cause special pleasure or delight
  30. A parley; a conference.
  31. An entertainment given as an expression of regard.
  32. That which affords entertainment; a gratification; a satisfaction; as, the concert was a rich treat.
  33. An entertainment given as an expression of esteem; something which affords great pleasure.
  34. Treater.
  35. An entertainment.
  36. Some unusual pleasure; entertainment furnished gratuitously.
  37. An entertainment given; something given for entertainment; a rich entertainment.
  38. An entertainment given as an expression of regard; something which affords much pleasure.