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English noun: treat

1. treat (food) something considered choice to eat


Synonymsdainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw


Broader (hypernym)aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals


Narrower (hyponym)ambrosia, bone marrow, choice morsel, confection, gelatin, jelly, marrow, nectar, savory, savoury, sweet, tidbit, titbit

2. treat (event) an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


English verb: treat

1. treat (social) interact in a certain way


SamplesDo right by her.
Treat him with caution, please.
Handle the press reporters gently.


Synonymsdo by, handle


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interact


Narrower (hyponym)abuse, baby, bemock, brutalise, brutalize, cocker, coddle, cosset, criminalize, cut, disregard, do well by, featherbed, gloss over, handle with kid gloves, ignore, ill-treat, ill-use, indulge, maltreat, mistreat, mock, mollycoddle, nurse, pamper, ride roughshod, rough-house, run roughshod, skate over, skimp over, slur over, smooth over, snub, spoil, step, strong-arm, upstage, wrong


Verb groupaddress, cover, deal, handle, plow, treat, treat

2. treat (change) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition


SamplesProcess cheese.
Process hair.
Treat the water so it can be drunk.
Treat the lawn with chemicals.
Treat an oil spill.


Synonymsprocess


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Narrower (hyponym)aerate, Agenise, Agenize, air-condition, ammoniate, beneficiate, bituminise, bituminize, bromate, brominate, camphorate, carbonate, carboxylate, chlorinate, chrome, creosote, curry, digest, dose, fluoridate, fluoridise, fluoridize, fume, fumigate, iodise, iodize, irradiate, malt, mercerise, mercerize, nitrate, nitrify, nitrogenise, nitrogenize, oxygenate, oxygenise, oxygenize, propagate, ray, refine, reverberate, run, scald, seed, sulfur, sulphur, tank, vulcanise, vulcanize

3. treat (body) provide treatment for


SamplesThe doctor treated my broken leg.
The nurses cared for the bomb victims.
The patient must be treated right away or she will die.
Treat the infection with antibiotics.


ExamplesDid he treat his foot?


Synonymscare for


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)administer, analyse, analyze, bleed, burn, cauterise, cauterize, correct, cup, detox, detoxify, dispense, doctor, dress, hyperventilate, insufflate, iodise, iodize, irrigate, leech, manipulate, massage, medicate, medicine, nurse, operate, operate on, pack, phlebotomise, phlebotomize, psychoanalyse, psychoanalyze, purge, relieve, remedy, shock, splint, transfuse, vet

4. treat (communication) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression


SamplesThis book deals with incest.
The course covered all of Western Civilization.
The new book treats the history of China.


Synonymsaddress, cover, deal, handle, plow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)broach, initiate


Narrower (hyponym)discourse, discuss, talk about, theologise, theologize


Verb groupcomprehend, cover, do by, embrace, encompass, handle, treat

5. treat (possession) provide with a gift or entertainment


SamplesGrandmother always treated us to the circus.
I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present


Verb groupregale, treat

6. treat (consumption) provide with choice or abundant food or drink


SamplesDon't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating.
She treated her houseguests with good food every night.


Synonymsregale


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)alcoholize, feast, feed, wine


Verb grouptreat

7. treat (communication) engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement


SamplesThey had to treat with the King.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)negociate

8. treat (cognition) regard or consider in a specific way


SamplesI treated his advances as a joke.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)react, respond


Verb groupdo by, handle, treat









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