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Meaning & Definition of Treat in English

English

Treat

/trit/

noun

1. Something considered choice to eat

    synonym:
  • dainty
  • ,
  • delicacy
  • ,
  • goody
  • ,
  • kickshaw
  • ,
  • treat

2. An occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

    synonym:
  • treat

verb

1. Interact in a certain way

  • "Do right by her"
  • "Treat him with caution, please"
  • "Handle the press reporters gently"
    synonym:
  • treat
  • ,
  • handle
  • ,
  • do by

2. Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

  • "Process cheese"
  • "Process hair"
  • "Treat the water so it can be drunk"
  • "Treat the lawn with chemicals"
  • "Treat an oil spill"
    synonym:
  • process
  • ,
  • treat

3. Provide treatment for

  • "The doctor treated my broken leg"
  • "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"
  • "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"
  • "Treat the infection with antibiotics"
    synonym:
  • treat
  • ,
  • care for

4. Act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

  • "This book deals with incest"
  • "The course covered all of western civilization"
  • "The new book treats the history of china"
    synonym:
  • cover
  • ,
  • treat
  • ,
  • handle
  • ,
  • plow
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • address

5. Provide with a gift or entertainment

  • "Grandmother always treated us to the circus"
  • "I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when i am depressed"
    synonym:
  • treat

6. Provide with choice or abundant food or drink

  • "Don't worry about the expensive wine--i'm treating"
  • "She treated her houseguests with good food every night"
    synonym:
  • regale
  • ,
  • treat

7. Engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement

  • "They had to treat with the king"
    synonym:
  • treat

8. Regard or consider in a specific way

  • "I treated his advances as a joke"
    synonym:
  • treat

Examples of using

That's a fine way to treat a friend.
Let's try to treat each other with respect.
Don't treat me the same way you would treat a child.