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treat

 (trēt)
v. treat·ed, treat·ing, treats
v.tr.
1. To act or behave in a specified manner toward: treated me fairly.
2. To regard and handle in a certain way. Often used with as: treated the matter as a joke.
3. To deal with in writing or speech; discuss: a book that treats all aspects of health care.
4. To deal with or represent artistically in a specified manner or style: treats the subject poetically.
5.
a. To provide with food, entertainment, or gifts at one's own expense: treated her sister to the theater.
b. To give (someone or oneself) something pleasurable: treated herself to a day in the country.
6. To subject to a process, action, or change, especially to a chemical or physical process or application: treated the cloth with bleach.
7.
a. To give medical aid to (someone): treated many patients in the emergency room.
b. To give medical aid to counteract (a disease or condition): treated malaria with quinine.
v.intr.
1. To deal with a subject or topic in writing or speech. Often used with of: The essay treats of courtly love.
2. To pay for another's entertainment, food, or drink.
3. To engage in negotiations, as to reach a settlement or agree on terms: "Both sides nonetheless are quite willing to treat with [the king]" (Gregory J. Wallance).
n.
1. Something, such as one's food or entertainment, that is paid for by someone else.
2. A source of a special delight or pleasure: His trip abroad was a real treat.

[Middle English tretien, from Old French traitier, from Latin tractāre, frequentative of trahere, to draw.]

treat′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.treated - subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agenttreated - subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent; "the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer"; "treated timbers resist rot"; "treated fabrics resist wrinkling"
processed - prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores"
untreated - not subjected to chemical or physical treatment; "an untreated fabric"
2.treated - given medical care or treatmenttreated - given medical care or treatment; "a treated cold is usually gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks"
untreated - not given medical care or treatment; "an untreated disease"; "the untreated wounded lay on makeshift cots"
3.treated - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatmenttreated - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
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The parts of Tragedy which must be treated as elements of the whole have been already mentioned.
They treat me as they treat every one else; whereas, in order to be treated differently, I was resigned in advance to be treated worse.
But, to my surprise, French Frank treated the house.
I pretended not to be interested in what they said, and treated them as if I did not under- stand them; for I feared they might be treacherous.
There are then three parts of domestic government, the masters, of which we have already treated, the fathers, and the husbands; now the government of the wife and children should both be that of free persons, but not the [I259b] same; for the wife should be treated as a citizen of a free state, the children should be under kingly power; for the male is by nature superior to the female, except when something happens contrary to the usual course of nature, as is the elder and perfect to the younger and imperfect.
When Lady Bellaston heard the young lord's scruples, she treated them with the same disdain with which one of those sages of the law, called Newgate solicitors, treats the qualms of conscience in a young witness.
while all or most of them flung pellets filled with scented water over Don Quixote and the duke and duchess; at all which Don Quixote was greatly astonished, and this was the first time that he thoroughly felt and believed himself to be a knight-errant in reality and not merely in fancy, now that he saw himself treated in the same way as he had read of such knights being treated in days of yore.
He had the reputation of being a clever man, had been there some three months waiting for his trial to come on, and would have to wait as much longer; but he was quite domesticated and contented, since he got his board for nothing, and thought that he was well treated.
In Ionia and the islands the epic poets followed the Homeric tradition, singing of romantic subjects in the now stereotyped heroic style, and showing originality only in their choice of legends hitherto neglected or summarily and imperfectly treated.
I will then pass on to the variability of species in a state of nature; but I shall, unfortunately, be compelled to treat this subject far too briefly, as it can be treated properly only by giving long catalogues of facts.
Ojo must go to prison with the Soldier with the Green Whiskers, but he will be well treated and you need not worry about him.
She came to us snappish and suspicious, but when she found what sort of place ours was, it all went off by degrees; for three years I have never seen the smallest sign of temper, and if she is well treated there is not a better, more willing animal than she is.