[ treet ]
/ trit /
verb (used with object)
to act or behave toward (a person) in some specified way: to treat someone with respect.
to consider or regard in a specified way, and deal with accordingly: to treat a matter as unimportant.
to deal with (a disease, patient, etc.) in order to relieve or cure.
to deal with in speech or writing; discuss.
to deal with, develop, or represent artistically, especially in some specified manner or style: to treat a theme realistically.
to subject to some agent or action in order to bring about a particular result: to treat a substance with an acid.
to entertain; give hospitality to: He treats diplomats in the lavish surroundings of his country estate.
to provide food, entertainment, gifts, etc., at one's own expense: Let me treat you to dinner.
verb (used without object)
to deal with a subject in speech or writing; discourse: a work that treats of the caste system in India.
to give, or bear the expense of, a treat: Is it my turn to treat?
to carry on negotiations with a view to a settlement; discuss terms of settlement; negotiate.
entertainment, food, drink, etc., given by way of compliment or as an expression of friendly regard.
anything that affords particular pleasure or enjoyment.
the act of treating.
one's turn to treat.
Words nearby treat
Origin of treat
1250–1300; Middle English treten (v.) < Old French tretier, traitier < Latin tractāre to drag, handle, treat, frequentative of trahere to drag. See tract1
OTHER WORDS FROM treat
treat·er, nounnon·treat·ed, adjectiveo·ver·treat, verbself-treat·ed, adjective
un·treat·ed, adjectivewell-treat·ed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for non-treated
/ (triːt) /
a celebration, entertainment, gift, or feast given for or to someone and paid for by another
any delightful surprise or specially pleasant occasion
the act of treating
(tr) to deal with or regard in a certain mannershe treats school as a joke
(tr) to apply treatment toto treat a patient for malaria
(tr) to subject to a process or to the application of a substanceto treat photographic film with developer
(tr ; often foll by to) to provide (someone) (with) as a treathe treated the children to a trip to the zoo
(intr usually foll by of) formal to deal (with), as in writing or speaking
(intr) formal to discuss settlement; negotiate
Derived forms of treattreatable, adjectivetreater, noun
Word Origin for treat
C13: from Old French tretier, from Latin tractāre to manage, from trahere to drag
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for non-treated
[ trēt ]
To give medical aid to someone.
To give medical aid to counteract a disease or condition.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Idioms and Phrases with non-treated
In addition to the idiom beginning with treat
- treat like dirt
- Dutch treat
- trick or treat
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.