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Definition of "treat" []

  • To act or behave in a specified manner toward. (verb-transitive)
  • To regard and handle in a certain way. Often used with as: treated the matter as a joke. (verb-transitive)
  • To deal with in writing or speech; discuss: a book that treats all aspects of health care. (verb-transitive)
  • To deal with or represent artistically in a specified manner or style: treats the subject poetically. (verb-transitive)
  • To provide with food, entertainment, or gifts at one's own expense: treated her sister to the theater. (verb-transitive)
  • A celebration, entertainment, gift, or feast given for or to someone and paid for by another (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any delightful surprise or specially pleasant occasion (noun)
  • The act of treating (noun)
  • To deal with or regard in a certain manner (verb)
  • To apply treatment to (verb)
  • To subject to a process or to the application of a substance (verb)
  • To provide (someone) (with) as a treat (verb)
  • To deal (with), as in writing or speaking (verb)
  • To discuss settlement; negotiate (verb)

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Use "treat" in a sentence
  • "447 Btu / lb could be achieved through decreased chemical Total heat savings usage, less blowdown to treat at the waste treat­ = 18,580 lb / hr x 447 Btu / lb ment plant, and reduced makeup water demand."
  • ""Certainly if I was asked that question I would think that the word treat means exactly what it says, treatment, and I would say no," said Jim Bullock, an independent broker who helps lawyers who are going after insurance companies."
  • "The hot dog or bologna bits as a treat is an interesting idea ..."