Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “treat”

See all translations

treat

verb [T]
 
 
/triːt/
to behave towards or think of someone or something in a particular way: treat sb/sth as sth We must treat employees as allies in achieving change.treat sb/sth equally/fairly/unfairly It very hard to prove that the company had been treated unfairly.treat sb/sth like sth The company treated their initial public offering more like a marketing opportunity than a capital-raising exercise.
to deal with something in a particular way: Each Fund is treated as a single tax entity. The employment department said the unemployment figures should be treated with caution.
PRODUCTION to put a special substance on something or put it through a special process, in order to protect it, clean it, or make it safe: treat sth with sth We treat the material with resin to make it waterproof.
(Definition of treat from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of treat?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “treat” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More