Treat | Meaning of treat

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  • Published on:  Monday, February 4, 2019
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    treat (verb)
    To negotiate, discuss terms, bargain (for or with).

    treat (verb)
    To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to conduct a discussion.
    Cicero's writing treats mainly of old age and personal duty.

    treat (verb)
    To discourse on; to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking.
    The article treated feminism as a quintessentially modern movement.

    treat (verb)
    To handle, deal with or behave towards in a specific way.
    You treated me like a fool.
    She was tempted to treat the whole affair as a joke.

    treat (verb)
    To entertain with food or drink, especially at one's own expense; to show hospitality to; to pay for as celebration or reward.
    I treated my son to some popcorn in the interval.
    I've done so well this month, I'll treat you all to dinner (or 'Dinner is my treat.)
    My husband treated me to a Paris holiday for our anniversary.

    treat (verb)
    To care for medicinally or surgically; to apply medical care to.
    They treated me for malaria.

    treat (verb)
    To subject to a chemical or other action; to act upon with a specific scientific result in mind.
    He treated the substance with sulphuric acid.
    I treated the photo somewhat to make the colours more pronounced.

    treat (verb)
    To provide something special and pleasant.

    treat (noun)
    An entertainment, outing, food, drink, or other indulgence provided by someone for the enjoyment of others.
    I took the kids to the zoo for a treat.
    Here are some healthy Halloween treats for ghouls and witches of all ages.

    treat (noun)
    An unexpected gift, event etc., which provides great pleasure.
    It was such a treat to see her back in action on the London stage.

    treat (noun)
    A snack food item designed to be given to pets.
    I lured the cat into her carrier by throwing a couple of treats in there.

    January 24, 2019

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