Meaning of TREAT in English

TREAT

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , great , real , special

▪ little

I like to give the girls a little ~ every now and then.

▪ occasional , rare

▪ birthday ( esp. BrE ), Christmas ( esp. BrE ), festive ( esp. BrE ), holiday ( esp. AmE )

▪ family

▪ delicious , sweet , tasty

Snails are a tasty ~ for hedgehogs.

▪ frozen ( AmE )

▪ musical , visual

▪ dog ( esp. AmE )

VERB + TREAT

▪ give sb

▪ deserve

▪ get

PREPOSITION

▪ as a ~ , for a ~

I took the kids to the zoo for a special ~.

PHRASES

▪ be in for a ~ , have a ~ in store ( esp. BrE )

If their latest album is half as good as their last one, we've a real ~ in store.

II.

verb

1 handle sb/sth in a particular way

ADVERB

▪ equally , equitably , fairly , humanely , kindly , leniently , sympathetically , well

▪ abominably , badly , harshly , roughly , shabbily , unfairly , unjustly

They ~ their animals quite badly.

▪ seriously

These allegations are being ~ed very seriously indeed.

▪ accordingly

He is guilty and should be ~ed accordingly.

▪ in the same way

▪ differently

▪ separately

VERB + TREAT

▪ tend to

Parents still tend to ~ boys differently from girls.

PREPOSITION

▪ as

the tendency to ~ older people as helpless

▪ like

Don't ~ me like a child!

▪ with

He ~ed the idea with suspicion.

PHRASES

▪ deserve to be ~ed

They deserve to be ~ed with patience and respect.

2 give sb medical treatment

ADVERB

▪ easily

▪ appropriately , properly

▪ effectively , successfully

▪ medically , surgically

VERB + TREAT

▪ be difficult to

▪ use sth to

PREPOSITION

▪ for

She was ~ed for cuts and bruises.

▪ with

We can ~ this condition successfully with antibiotics.

PHRASES

▪ be effective in ~ing sth

The drug is effective at ~ing depression.

3 use a substance to protect sth

ADVERB

▪ chemically

Chemically ~ed hair can become dry and brittle.

PREPOSITION

▪ for

You need to ~ this wood for woodworm.

▪ with

The timber has been ~ed with chemicals to preserve it.

Treat is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ drug , ↑ staff , ↑ vet , ↑ veterinarian

Treat is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ abscess , ↑ acne , ↑ addiction , ↑ ailment , ↑ alcoholism , ↑ allergy , ↑ arthritis , ↑ asthma , ↑ burn , ↑ cancer , ↑ colic , ↑ condition , ↑ constipation , ↑ corn , ↑ depression , ↑ disease , ↑ disorder , ↑ HIV , ↑ illness , ↑ impotence , ↑ incontinence , ↑ indigestion , ↑ infection , ↑ infertility , ↑ injury , ↑ leather , ↑ malaria , ↑ matter , ↑ migraine , ↑ pain , ↑ patient , ↑ phobia , ↑ schizophrenia , ↑ sewage , ↑ sick , ↑ sickness , ↑ slave , ↑ subject , ↑ survivor , ↑ symptom , ↑ syndrome , ↑ timber , ↑ tumour , ↑ victim , ↑ waste , ↑ wound

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