Focus on the pronunciation of mistreat
English definition of “mistreat”
/mɪsˈtrit/ v [T]
› to treat a person or animal badly or cruelly: The owners of the kennel were accused of mistreating the animals in their care. mistreatment
/mɪsˈtrit·mənt/ n [U] › The sad condition of the horses suggested a long period of mistreatment and neglect.