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v. treat·ed, treat·ing, treats
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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In the asylum they treated me as though I were a king.
She was not embarrassed by her ragged clothes, and treated us as if we were old acquaintances.
Did he not pretend to go back to his tribe, who had treated him ill, and driven him from their wigwams like a dog?
On the tenth day of March following, I, and ten of my men, were conducted by forty Indians to Detroit, where we arrived the thirtieth day, and were treated by Governor Hamilton, the British commander at that post, with great humanity.
She treated me as women of her kind only treat men like me; she ruined me, and left me.
try the man whom you have treated as your enemy and Clifford's
I slept little that night--I was too much excited; and this astonished me, too, I recollect, remained with me, adding to my sense of the liberality with which I was treated.
I pay this particular compliment to Queequeg, because he treated me with so much civility and consideration, while I was guilty of great rudeness; staring at him from the bed, and watching all his toilette motions; for the time my curiosity getting the better of my breeding.
Now as this law, under a modified form, is to this day in force in England; and as it offers in various respects a strange anomaly touching the general law of Fast and Loose-Fish, it is here treated of in a separate chapter, on the same courteous principle that prompts the English railways to be at the expense of a separate car, specially reserved for the accommodation of royalty.
She told me the better I behaved the better I should be treated, and that it was wisest always to do my best to please my master; "but," said she, "there are a great many kinds of men; there are good thoughtful men like our master, that any horse may be proud to serve; and there are bad, cruel men, who never ought to have a horse or dog to call their own.
The party descended to the next floor, where the various waste materials were treated.
On this piece of carpeting Aunt Chloe took her stand, as being decidedly in the upper walks of life; and it and the bed by which it lay, and the whole corner, in fact, were treated with distinguished consideration, and made, so far as possible, sacred from the marauding inroads and desecrations of little folks.