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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.
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