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English definition of “treat”

treat

verb [T] (PAY FOR)    /triːt/
B2 to buy or pay for something for another person : Put your money away - I'm going to treat you (to this). I'm going to treat my self to (= buy for myself) a new pair of sandals .Buying and selling in generalPaying and spending money
(Definition of treat verb (PAY FOR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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