treat

[ treet ]
/ trit /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun


Nearby words

  1. treasury certificate,
  2. treasury note,
  3. treasury of merits,
  4. treasury stock,
  5. treasury tag,
  6. treat like dirt,
  7. treatable,
  8. treatise,
  9. treatment,
  10. treaty

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 forms
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British Dictionary definitions for treaters

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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Word Origin and History for treaters
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Medicine definitions for treaters

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 treaters

treat

In addition to the idiom beginning with treat

  • treat like dirt

also see:

  • Dutch treat
  • trick or treat
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