treat

[ treet ]
/ trit /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for treat

treat

/ (triːt) /

noun

verb

Derived Formstreatable, adjectivetreater, noun

Word Origin for treat

C13: from Old French tretier, from Latin tractāre to manage, from trahere to drag
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Medicine definitions for treat

treat

[ trēt ]

v.

To give medical aid to someone.
To give medical aid to counteract a disease or condition.
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Idioms and Phrases with treat

treat


In addition to the idiom beginning with treat

  • treat like dirt

also see:

  • Dutch treat
  • trick or treat
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