ill-treat


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ill-treat

(ĭl′trēt′)
tr.v. ill-treat·ed, ill-treat·ing, ill-treats
To treat unkindly or harshly. See Synonyms at abuse.

ill′-treat′ment n.

ill-treat

vb
(tr) to behave cruelly or harshly towards; misuse; maltreat
ˌill-ˈtreatment n

ill′-treat′



v.t.
to treat badly; maltreat; abuse.
[1695–1705]
ill′-treat′ment, n.

ill-treat


Past participle: ill-treated
Gerund: ill-treating

Imperative
ill-treat
ill-treat
Present
I ill-treat
you ill-treat
he/she/it ill-treats
we ill-treat
you ill-treat
they ill-treat
Preterite
I ill-treated
you ill-treated
he/she/it ill-treated
we ill-treated
you ill-treated
they ill-treated
Present Continuous
I am ill-treating
you are ill-treating
he/she/it is ill-treating
we are ill-treating
you are ill-treating
they are ill-treating
Present Perfect
I have ill-treated
you have ill-treated
he/she/it has ill-treated
we have ill-treated
you have ill-treated
they have ill-treated
Past Continuous
I was ill-treating
you were ill-treating
he/she/it was ill-treating
we were ill-treating
you were ill-treating
they were ill-treating
Past Perfect
I had ill-treated
you had ill-treated
he/she/it had ill-treated
we had ill-treated
you had ill-treated
they had ill-treated
Future
I will ill-treat
you will ill-treat
he/she/it will ill-treat
we will ill-treat
you will ill-treat
they will ill-treat
Future Perfect
I will have ill-treated
you will have ill-treated
he/she/it will have ill-treated
we will have ill-treated
you will have ill-treated
they will have ill-treated
Future Continuous
I will be ill-treating
you will be ill-treating
he/she/it will be ill-treating
we will be ill-treating
you will be ill-treating
they will be ill-treating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ill-treating
you have been ill-treating
he/she/it has been ill-treating
we have been ill-treating
you have been ill-treating
they have been ill-treating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ill-treating
you will have been ill-treating
he/she/it will have been ill-treating
we will have been ill-treating
you will have been ill-treating
they will have been ill-treating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ill-treating
you had been ill-treating
he/she/it had been ill-treating
we had been ill-treating
you had been ill-treating
they had been ill-treating
Conditional
I would ill-treat
you would ill-treat
he/she/it would ill-treat
we would ill-treat
you would ill-treat
they would ill-treat
Past Conditional
I would have ill-treated
you would have ill-treated
he/she/it would have ill-treated
we would have ill-treated
you would have ill-treated
they would have ill-treated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ill-treat - treat badlyill-treat - treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
kick around - treat badly; abuse; "They won't have me to kick around any more!"

ill-treat

verb abuse, injure, harm, wrong, damage, harry, harass, misuse, oppress, dump on (slang, chiefly U.S.), mishandle, shit on (taboo slang), maltreat, ill-use, handle roughly, knock about or around The rescued hostages said they had not been ill-treated.

ill-treat

verb
To hurt or injure by maltreatment:
Translations

ill-treat

[ˈɪlˈtriːt] VT [+ person, animal] → maltratar, tratar mal

ill-treat

[ˌɪlˈtriːt] vtmaltrattare

ill

(il) comparative worse (wəːs) : superlative worst (wəːst) adjective
1. not in good health; not well. She was ill for a long time.
2. bad. ill health; These pills have no ill effects.
3. evil or unlucky. ill luck.
adverb
not easily. We could ill afford to lose that money.
noun
1. evil. I would never wish anyone ill.
2. trouble. all the ills of this world.
ill-
badly. ill-equipped; ill-used.
ˈillness noun
a state or occasion of being unwell. There is a lot of illness in the village just now; childhood illnesses.
ˌill-at-ˈease adjective
uncomfortable; embarrassed. She feels ill-at-ease at parties.
ˌill-ˈfated adjective
ending in, or bringing, disaster. an ill-fated expedition.
ˌill-ˈfeeling noun
(an) unkind feeling (towards another person). The two men parted without any ill-feeling(s).
ˌill-ˈmannered / ˌill-ˈbred adjective
having bad manners. He's an ill-mannered young man.
ˌill-ˈtempered / ˌill-ˈnatured adjective
having or showing bad temper. Don't be so ill-natured just because you're tired.
ˌill-ˈtreat verb
to treat badly or cruelly. She often ill-treated her children.
ˌill-ˈtreatment noun
ˌill-ˈuse (-ˈjuːz) verb
to ill-treat.
ˌill-ˈwill noun
unkind feeling. I bear you no ill-will.
be taken ill
to become ill. He was taken ill at the party and was rushed to hospital.
ill means unwell: He was very ill when he had pneumonia .
sick means vomiting or inclined to vomit: He was sick twice in the car ; I feel sick .

ill-treat

يُعَامِلُ مُعَامَلةً سَيِّئَةً špatně zacházet behandle dårligt misshandeln κακομεταχειρίζομαι maltratar kohdella huonosti maltraiter zlostavljati maltrattare 虐待する 학대하다 slecht behandelen mishandle zmaltretować maltratar плохо обращаться misshandla ปฏิบัติต่ออย่างไม่ดี kötü muamele etmek bạc đãi 虐待
References in classic literature ?
I know your thoughts, and shame be it to our color that you have reason for them; but he who thinks that even a Mingo would ill-treat a woman, unless it be to tomahawk her, knows nothing of Indian natur', or the laws of the woods.
I am not afraid of him, I am not proud, I am ready to take care of him, and shall not ill-treat him as some people (besides the asylum-folks) have done.
I do not understand it," said Don Quixote; but one of the guards said to him, "Sir, to sing under suffering means with the non sancta fraternity to confess under torture; they put this sinner to the torture and he confessed his crime, which was being a cuatrero, that is a cattle-stealer, and on his confession they sentenced him to six years in the galleys, besides two bundred lashes that he has already had on the back; and he is always dejected and downcast because the other thieves that were left behind and that march here ill-treat, and snub, and jeer, and despise him for confessing and not having spirit enough to say nay; for, say they, 'nay' has no more letters in it than
I neither ill-use nor ill-treat my servants by word or action.
Philip's mind was full of the stories he had heard of baby-farming and the ghouls who ill-treat the wretched children that selfish, cruel parents have put in their charge.