verb (used with object)
Origin of mistreat
Related formsmis·treat·ment, noun
Can be confusedmaltreatment mistreatment
Examples from the Web for mistreat
That one human being has the capacity to so mistreat another is not news.
It is one of our peculiarities that we like to mistreat anyone whose soul is differently organized from ours.Walter Pieterse|Multatuli
It was, of course, not to the interest of the Russians to mistreat the people of Galicia.
If you have cruel step-parents who mistreat you out of pure meanness, everybody sympathizes with you.Georgina's Service Stars|Annie Fellows Johnston