Meaning of TREAT in English


noun a parley; a conference.

2. treat ·noun an entertainment given as an expression of regard.

3. treat ·vt to entreat; to beseech.

4. treat ·vi to give a gratuitous entertainment, ·esp. of food or drink, as a compliment.

5. treat ·vt to negotiate; to settle; to make terms for.

6. treat ·vt to subject to some action; to apply something to; as, to treat a substance with sulphuric acid.

7. treat ·noun that which affords entertainment; a gratification; a satisfaction; as, the concert was a rich treat.

8. treat ·vt to discourse on; to handle in a particular manner, in writing or speaking; as, to treat a subject diffusely.

9. treat ·vt 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.

10. treat ·vi to negotiate; to come to terms of accommodation;

— often followed by with; as, envoys were appointed to treat with france.

11. treat ·vt 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.

12. treat ·vi 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.

13. treat ·vt to handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self toward; as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly.

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