treat: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (trēt), [key]
- to act or behave toward (a person) in some specified way: to treat someone with respect.
- to consider or regard in a specified way, and deal with accordingly: to treat a matter as unimportant.
- to deal with (a disease, patient, etc.) in order to relieve or cure.
- to deal with in speech or writing; discuss.
- to deal with, develop, or represent artistically, esp. in some specified manner or style: to treat a theme realistically.
- to subject to some agent or action in order to bring about a particular result: to treat a substance with an acid.
- to entertain; give hospitality to: He treats diplomats in the lavish surroundings of his country estate.
- to provide food, entertainment, gifts, etc., at one's own expense: Let me treat you to dinner.
- to deal with a subject in speech or writing; discourse: a work that treats of the caste system in India.
- to give, or bear the expense of, a treat: Is it my turn to treat?
- to carry on negotiations with a view to a settlement; discuss terms of settlement; negotiate.
- entertainment, food, drink, etc., given by way of compliment or as an expression of friendly regard.
- anything that affords particular pleasure or enjoyment.
- the act of treating.
- one's turn to treat.
- treat (Thesaurus)