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definition of the word treat

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Anglo-Norman treter, from Old French tretier (modern traiter), from Latin tractare ‘pull, manage’, from the past participle stem of trahere ‘draw, pull’.

to treat

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to treat (third-person singular simple present treats, present participle treating, simple past and past participle treated)

  1. (intransitive) To negotiate, discuss terms, bargain (for or with).
    We treated with Caesar for the surrender of the city.
  2. (transitive) To discourse on; to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking.
    The article treated feminism as a quintessentially modern movement.
  3. (intransitive) To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to conduct a discussion.
    Cicero's writing treats mainly of old age and personal duty.
  4. (transitive and intransitive; obsolete except in Scotland) To entreat or beseech (someone).
    Only let my family live, I treat thee.
  5. (transitive) To handle, deal with or behave towards in a specific way.
    You treated me like a fool.
    She was tempted to treat the whole affair as a joke.
  6. (transitive) To care for medicinally or surgically; to apply medical care to.
    They treated me for malaria.
  7. (transitive) To subject to a specific action; to act upon with a specfic result in mind.
    The substance was treated with sulphuric acid.
    I treated the photo somewhat to make the colours more pronounced.
  8. (transitive) To entertain with food or drink, especially at one's own expense; to show hospitality to.
    I treated my son to some popcorn in the interval.

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