Definitions for treat

Definitions for (noun) treat

Main entry: treat

Definition: an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

Main entry: delicacy, dainty, goody, treat, kickshaw

Definition: something considered choice to eat

Definitions for (verb) treat

Main entry: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: 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

Main entry: treat, process

Definition: subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

Usage: process cheese; process hair; treat the water so it can be drunk; treat the lawn with chemicals; treat an oil spill

Main entry: treat

Definition: regard or consider in a specific way

Usage: I treated his advances as a joke

Main entry: treat

Definition: engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement

Usage: they had to treat with the King

Main entry: cover, deal, address, plow, handle, treat

Definition: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

Usage: This book deals with incest; The course covered all of Western Civilization; The new book treats the history of China

Main entry: treat, regale

Definition: provide with choice or abundant food or drink

Usage: Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating; She treated her houseguests with good food every night

Main entry: treat

Definition: provide with a gift or entertainment

Usage: Grandmother always treated us to the circus; I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed

Main entry: do by, treat, handle

Definition: interact in a certain way

Usage: Do right by her; Treat him with caution, please; Handle the press reporters gently

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