The definition of a treat is something pleasant that is unexpected or that is offered as a surprise or a reward.noun
An example of a treat is going out for ice cream.
To treat is to act a certain way towards a person or thing or to provide medical aid or help.verb
- An example of treat is when you are nice to your brother.
- An example of treat is when a doctor gives you medicine for a disease.
- to discuss terms (with a person or for a settlement); negotiate
- to deal with a subject in writing or speech; speak or write (of)
- to stand the cost of another's or others' entertainment
Origin: ME treten < OFr traiter, to handle, meddle, treat < L tractare, freq. of trahere, to draw
- to deal with (a subject) in writing, speech, music, painting, etc., esp. in a specified manner or style
- to act or behave toward (a person, animal, etc.) in a specified manner
- to have a specified attitude toward and deal with accordingly: to treat a mistake as a joke
- to pay for the food, drink, entertainment, etc. of (another or others)
- to provide with something that pleases
- to subject to some process or to some substance in processing, as in a chemical procedure
- to give medical or surgical care to (someone) or for (some disorder)
- a meal, drink, entertainment, etc. paid for by someone else
- anything that gives great pleasure
- the act of treating or entertaining
- one's turn to treat
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verb treat·ed, treat·ing, treats verb, transitive
- To act or behave in a specified manner toward.
- To regard and handle in a certain way. Often used with as: treated the matter as a joke.
- To deal with in writing or speech; discuss: a book that treats all aspects of health care.
- To deal with or represent artistically in a specified manner or style: treats the subject poetically.
- a. To provide with food, entertainment, or gifts at one's own expense: treated her sister to the theater.b. To give (someone or oneself) something pleasurable: treated herself to a day in the country.
- To subject to a process, action, or change, especially to a chemical or physical process or application.
- a. To give medical aid to (someone): treated many patients in the emergency room.b. To give medical aid to counteract (a disease or condition): treated malaria with quinine.
- To deal with a subject or topic in writing or speech. Often used with of: The essay treats of courtly love.
- To pay for another's entertainment, food, or drink.
- To engage in negotiations, as to reach a settlement or agree on terms: “Both sides nonetheless are quite willing to treat with [the king]” (Gregory J. Wallance).
- Something, such as one's food or entertainment, that is paid for by someone else.
- A source of a special delight or pleasure: His trip abroad was a real treat.
Origin: Middle English tretien, from Old French traitier, from Latin tractāre, frequentative of trahere, to draw.
- treatˈer noun
treat - Medical Definition
- To give medical aid to someone.
- To give medical aid to counteract a disease or condition.