treat

[treet]

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
Related formstreat·er, nounnon·treat·ed, adjectiveo·ver·treat, verbself-treat·ed, adjectiveun·treat·ed, adjectivewell-treat·ed, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of treated

Historical Examples of treated

  • And there was big, handsome, Eddie Arledge, whose father had treated him shabbily.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Every one we came in contact with, both high and low, treated us most kindly.

  • Treated as I am, now is the time for me to speak out or never.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • "You've treated me damned badly," said Banstead, turning on his heel.

    Viviette

    William J. Locke

  • I have no right to be treated as if I didn't know what I was about.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald


British Dictionary definitions for treated

treat

noun

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

verb

(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 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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Word Origin and History for treated

treat

v.

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.

treat

n.

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

treated in Medicine

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 treated

treat

In addition to the idiom beginning with treat

  • treat like dirt

also see:

  • Dutch treat
  • trick or treat
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