mistreat

[ mis-treet ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to treat badly or abusively.

Origin of mistreat

1
First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English mistreten; see mis-1, treat

Other words for mistreat

Other words from mistreat

  • mis·treat·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mistreat

mistreat

/ (ˌmɪsˈtriːt) /


verb
  1. (tr) to treat badly

Derived forms of mistreat

  • mistreatment, noun

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