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(of a person) To behave towards someone in a certain way
“We treat every one of our customers with the same respect.”
(of an object) To deal with something in a certain way
“Do not treat the expensive coffee machine with such negligence.”
To give medical care or attention to
“You should take him to the hospital where doctors will be able to treat whatever it is that ails him.”
(treat to) To pay the bill for someone else
“Our manager would treat us to lunch after the successful completion of the project.”
To engage in something indulgent, especially on an infrequent basis
“Saturday is Valentine's Day, and since I don't have a date, I'm going to treat myself to a spa.”
To represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
“The report fails to treat the subject in any meaningful depth.”
To regard something as being of a specified nature with implications for one's actions concerning it
“We should treat such information as a snapshot of material to be worked on, not as decisive.”
To attempt to bring an ailment to an end
“Jacob was given some herbs to treat his illness with.”
To subject to a chemical or industrial process
“Freshly cut wood has a leathery scent and is difficult to treat with preservatives.”
(treat one to) To entertain or amuse with
“The host company would treat us to a performance featuring their best dancers.”
Negotiate terms with someone, especially an opponent
“He pledges himself to assist us to the utmost, and not to treat with the enemy.”
Something that is enjoyed or indulged in, especially on an infrequent basis
“I brought you some chocolates as a treat.”
A source of pleasure
“It was a real treat to see them again after all these years.”
An event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure
“Let's go to fancy restaurant this weekend as a treat.”
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