verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of treat
Examples from the Web for well-treated
Historical Examples of well-treated
No man knew better than the Dean when he was well-treated and when ill-treated.Is He Popenjoy?
I soon told her all that had happened to me, and that I was well-treated and not very unhappy.The White Chief of the Caffres
None of your Hardhacks, but a school where he will be happy and well-treated.Hildegarde's Home
Laura E. Richards
You must be assured that your mount will be well-treated and not abused.If You're Going to Live in the Country
Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Medor's appearance was that of a useful and well-treated servant; his looks towards his master those of a confiding friend.Popular Tales
adjective (well treated when postpositive)
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