What is the opposite of treat?

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Opposite of to give medical care or attention to
“She is hesitant to harm any living creature, but she would have to wound the animal to protect herself.”
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(treat to) Opposite of to pay the bill for someone else
“I'll pay for it, or we'll go Dutch on the bill, if that offends your sensitivities.”
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Opposite of to engage in something indulgent, especially on an infrequent basis
“Why do you burden yourself with the weight of extra work when you don't need to?”
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Opposite of to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
“I want to briefly discuss two TV examples, just because these two shows, in particular, mishandle the subject in a certain way.”
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Opposite of to attempt to bring an ailment to an end
“A depressed child can actually find it painful to participate in certain activities, and pushing him too hard can exacerbate his depression.”
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Opposite of to subject to a chemical or industrial process
“We initially wanted to treat the brick wall with acid wash, but we liked the texture and decided to leave as is.”
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(treat one to) Opposite of to entertain or amuse with
“Ms. Chambers, please don't bore us with well-known statistics, but if you have new data to report, please get on with it!”
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Opposite of negotiate terms with someone, especially an opponent
“The two powerhouse nations constantly argue over who instigated the attacks.”
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Opposite of to treat or administer medicine, especially to purge
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(attend to) Opposite of to look after
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Opposite of to take charge of, or to make decisions about
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Opposite of to speak casually with
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Opposite of to remove contaminants or impurities from
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Opposite of spend lavishly
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Opposite of act as a minister of religion
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Opposite of to perform a series of actions on something
“The machine would stand idly by and neglect the thermoplastic material.”
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Opposite of to be obliging or show beneficence toward
“Sorry to disappoint everyone, but the band will not be performing an encore.”
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Opposite of to treat with great care, attention or indulgence
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Opposite of to accommodate or entertain someone or a group of people
“Benjamin and Jo were left with no choice but to banish the guests for unruly behavior.”
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Opposite of to deal with (something), usually effectively
“Despite the delay, the major car manufacturer would openly declare that they did not mishandle their launch campaign.”
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Opposite of dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something
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Opposite of to cover, fasten, strap or bind with a bandage
Noun
Opposite of something that is enjoyed or indulged in, especially on an infrequent basis
“This is just another burden added on top of what is already a full plate.”
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Opposite of a source of pleasure
“It was such a pain to keep up pretenses with his brother-in-law's family.”
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Opposite of an event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure
“Early dinners are a routine for us and normally consist of a protein with roast vegetables.”
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Opposite of something that is enjoyed or indulged in, especially on an infrequent basis
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Opposite of a large meal, typically a celebratory one
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Opposite of an inessential, desirable item, typically expensive or difficult to obtain
“I don't even like using my cell phone, but it's a necessity I can't do without.”
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Opposite of a source of great satisfaction or enjoyment
“With all of the reality shows that make TV watching a complete bore, I was glad to finally see something new, fresh, absorbing and entertaining.”
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Opposite of a source of pleasure or satisfaction
“I learned that studying was a choice, not a chore.”
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Opposite of a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
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Opposite of a thrill of pleasurable, often reckless, excitement
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Opposite of a light meal that is eaten in a hurry or in a casual manner
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Opposite of something regarded as a special honor
“It was a disgrace to allow him to wear that number.”
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Opposite of a feeling of privilege or pleasure from doing something
“Patients often experience great shame in sharing details of their eating disordered behavior.”
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Opposite of a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
“How can we overcome the general ennui associated with the thought of another incredibly boring day ahead of us?”
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