Translation of "treat" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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treat verb (DEAL WITH)

B2 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to behave towards someone or deal with something in a particular way

My parents treated us all the same when we were kids. 小时候父母对我们一视同仁。
He treated his wife very badly. 他对妻子很不好。
It's wrong to treat animals as if they had no feelings. 把动物当成没有感情的东西来对待是错误的。
I treat remarks like that with the contempt that they deserve. 那种说法根本不值一提,我对此嗤之以鼻。

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treat verb (GIVE MEDICAL CARE)

B2 [ T ] to use drugs, exercises, etc. to cure a person of a disease or heal an injury

He is being treated for a rare skin disease. 他患了一种罕见的皮肤病,正在接受治疗。
Western medicine tends to treat the symptoms and not the cause. 西医往往治标不治本。

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treat verb (PAY FOR)

B2 [ T ] to buy or pay for something for another person

Put your money away - I'm going to treat you (to this). 把钱收起来吧——(这次)我请你。
I'm going to treat myself to (= buy for myself) a new pair of sandals. 我要给自己买一双新凉鞋。

treat verb (PUT ON)

[ T ] to put a special substance on material such as wood, cloth, metal, etc. or put it through a special process, in order to protect it from damage or decay

The material has been treated with resin to make it waterproof. 这种材料涂上了树脂以防水。


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C2 [ C ] a special and enjoyable occasion or experience

We're going to Italy for the weekend - it's my birthday treat. 我们要去意大利度周末——为我庆祝生日。
As a special treat, I'll take you to my favourite restaurant. 我要带你到我最喜欢的茶室去,这是个特别待遇。

treat noun (PAY FOR)

my, your, etc. treat [ S ]

an occasion when I, you, etc. buy or pay for something for another person

No, you paid for dinner last time - this is my treat. 不,上次吃饭是你付的钱——这次我请客。


(Translation of “treat” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)