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Treat Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    treat n
  1. something considered choice to eat [syn: dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw]
  2. an occurrence that cause special pleasure or delight v
  3. interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently" [syn: handle, do by]
  4. subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill" [syn: process]
  5. provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics" [syn: care for]
  6. deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China" [syn: cover, handle, plow, deal, address]
  7. provide with a gift or entertainment; "Grandmother always treated us to the circus"; "I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed"
  8. provide with choice or abundant food or drink; "Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating"; "She treated her houseguests with good food every night" [syn: regale]
  9. engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; "they had to treat with the King"
  10. regard or consider in a specific way; "I treated his advances as a joke"
Treat Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Treat \Treat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Treated; p. pr. & vb. n. Treating.] [OE. treten, OF. traitier, F. traiter, from L. tractare to draw violently, to handle, manage, treat, v. intens. from trahere, tractum, to draw. See Trace, v. t.,
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Treat'


  • Treat: Treat, Treats, or TREAT can refer to: Food and drink: Confectionery Chicken Treat , Australian fast food chain. Chocolate-coated marshmallow treats ...
  • Sewage treatment: Its objective is to produce an environmentally-safe fluid waste stream (or treated effluent ) and a solid waste (or treated sludge ) ...
  • Treaty: date August 2009 Image:Traktat brzeski 1918. jpg | The first two pages of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk , in (left to right) German , Hungarian ...
  • Water treatment: The processes involved in treating water for drinking purpose may be solids separation using physical processes such as settling and ...
  • Treat (band): Treat is a melodic-rock band from Stockholm , Sweden. In the second half of the 1980s they had national as well as international successes ...

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* Trust men and they will be true to you treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* If your treat an individual ... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. - Johann von Goethe

* Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be, and he will become as he can and should be. - Johann von Goethe


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