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English definition of “treat”

treat

verb [T]     /triːt/
DEAL WITH B2 to behave towards or deal with someone in a particular way: He treats her really badly . She felt she'd been unfairly treated by her employer . They treat her like one of their own children .Behaving, interacting and behaviour
CONSIDER B2 to consider something in a particular way: He treated my suggestion as a joke .Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueOpinions, beliefs and points of view
ILLNESS/INJURY B2 to give medical care to someone for an illness or injury : He's being treated for cancer at a hospital in California.Treating and caring for people
SPECIAL B2 to do or buy something special for someone: I'm going to treat her to dinner at that nice Italian restaurant .Treating someone well
PROTECT to put a substance on something in order to protect it: The wood is then treated with a special chemical to protect it from the rain .Covering and adding layersIndustry and industrial processes
(Definition of treat verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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