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Definition of TREAT

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Treat \Treat\, n.
     1. A parley; a conference. [Obs.]
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              Bid him battle without further treat. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. An entertainment given as an expression of regard. [1913 Webster]

     3. That which affords entertainment; a gratification; a satisfaction; as, the concert was a rich treat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Treat \Treat\, v. i.
     1. To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to make discussion; -- usually with of; as, Cicero treats of old age and of duties. [1913 Webster]

              And, shortly of this story for to treat. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              Now of love they treat.               --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. To negotiate; to come to terms of accommodation; -- often followed by with; as, envoys were appointed to treat with France. [1913 Webster]

              Inform us, will the emperor treat!    --Swift. [1913 Webster]

     3. To give a gratuitous entertainment, esp. of food or drink, as a compliment. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Treat \Treat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Treated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Treating}.] [{OE}. treten, OF. traitier, F. traiter, from L. tractare to draw violently, to handle, manage, treat, v. intens. from trahere, tractum, to draw. See {Trace}, v. t., and cf. {Entreat}, {Retreat}, {Trait}.]
     1. To handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self toward; as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly. [1913 Webster]

     2. To discourse on; to handle in a particular manner, in writing or speaking; as, to treat a subject diffusely. [1913 Webster]

     3. To entertain with food or drink, especially the latter, as a compliment, or as an expression of friendship or regard; as, to treat the whole company. [1913 Webster]

     4. To negotiate; to settle; to make terms for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              To treat the peace, a hundred senators Shall be commissioned.                --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Med.) To care for medicinally or surgically; to manage in the use of remedies or appliances; as, to treat a disease, a wound, or a patient. [1913 Webster]

     6. To subject to some action; to apply something to; as, to treat a substance with sulphuric acid. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

     7. To entreat; to beseech. [Obs.] --Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

188 Moby Thesaurus words for "treat":
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