verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- treasury certificate,
- treasury note,
- treasury of merits,
- treasury stock,
- treasury tag,
- treat like dirt,
Origin of treat
Examples from the Web for treat
Almost everyone there will be a decent person and treat you well.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yazbek tells The Daily Beast that the traffickers guarantee their service, and they treat the Syrian refugees with respect.
This is Bey and Nicki at their most lyrically masochistic, and boy, is it a treat.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More|Marlow Stern|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Koenig apologies for what she seems to treat as a sign of weakness.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End|Emily Shire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Treat every crime as if the victim were your mother,” Maple would say.
The Great Man is, I suppose, among the most difficult themes to treat convincingly in fiction.
"This is an appalling way to treat a guest," she said as they walked slowly towards home.Captivity|M. Leonora Eyles
He refused to treat the matter lightly, but gathered up the tools with which he had been working.Boy Scouts in the North Sea|G. Harvey Ralphson
I want you fellows to remember that important fact, and treat me with proper respect.Rowdy of the Cross L|B.M. Sinclair, AKA B.M. Bower
A Dakota girl married a man who promised to treat her kindly, but he did not keep his word.Myths and Legends of the Sioux|Marie L. McLaughlin
Word Origin for treat
c.1300, "negotiate, bargain, deal with," from Old French traiter (12c.), from Latin tractare "manage, handle, deal with," originally "drag about," frequentative of trahere (past participle tractus) "to pull, draw" (see tract (n.1)). Meaning "to entertain with food and drink by way of compliment or kindness (or bribery)" is recorded from c.1500. Sense of "deal with in speech or writing" (early 14c.) led to the use in medicine (1781), "to attempt to heal or cure." Related: Treated; treating.
late 14c., "action of discussing terms," from treat (v.). Sense of "a treating with food and drink" (1650s) was extended by 1770 to "anything that gives pleasure."
In addition to the idiom beginning with treat
- treat like dirt
- Dutch treat
- trick or treat