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treat

Definitions by Oxford


[triːt], (Verb)

Definitions:
- behave towards or deal with in a certain way
(e.g: she had been brutally treated)

- give medical care or attention to; try to heal or cure
(e.g: the two were treated for cuts and bruises)

- apply a process or a substance to (something) to protect or preserve it or to give it particular properties
(e.g: the lawns were treated with weedkiller every year)

- provide someone with (food, drink, or entertainment) at one's own expense
(e.g: he treated her to a slap-up lunch)

- negotiate terms with someone, especially an opponent
(e.g: propagandists claimed that he was treating with the enemy)


Phrases:
- treat something lightly
- — a treat

Origin:
Middle English (in the senses ‘negotiate’ and ‘discuss a subject’): from Old French traitier, from Latin tractare ‘handle’, frequentative of trahere ‘draw, pull’. The current noun sense dates from the mid 17th century


[triːt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure
(e.g: he wanted to take her to the pictures as a treat)


Phrases:
- treat something lightly
- — a treat

Origin:







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