To treat roughly or wrongly. See Synonyms at abuse. (verb-transitive)
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Use "mistreat" in a sentence
"Depends on your definition of the term "mistreat"."
"The true aggressors are the men who mistreat and objectify them."
"I invest a lot of my time and credibility in urging Americans not to judge or mistreat Pakistanis because of their religious, national, or ethnic identity."