an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight
something considered choice to eat
regard or consider in a specific way
"I treated his advances as a joke"
engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement
"they had to treat with the King"
provide with choice or abundant food or drink
"Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating"
"She treated her houseguests with good food every night"
provide with a gift or entertainment
"Grandmother always treated us to the circus"
"I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed"
act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
"This book deals with incest"
"The course covered all of Western Civilization"
"The new book treats the history of China"
provide treatment for
"The 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"
- care for
subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
"treat the water so it can be drunk"
"treat the lawn with chemicals"
"treat an oil spill"
interact in a certain way
"Do right by her"
"Treat him with caution, please"
"Handle the press reporters gently"
- do by