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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  discourse  on  to  handle  in  a  particular  manner,  in 
  writing  or  speaking;  as  to  treat  a  subject  diffusely. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  To  negotiate;  to  settle;  to  make  terms  for  [Obs.] 
 
  To  treat  the  peace,  a  hundred  senators  Shall  be 
  commissioned.  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  6.  To  subject  to  some  action  to  apply  something  to  as  to 
  treat  a  substance  with  sulphuric  acid.  --Ure. 
 
  7.  To  entreat;  to  beseech.  [Obs.]  --Ld.  Berners 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  And  shortly  of  this  story  for  to  treat.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Now  of  love  they  treat.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  negotiate;  to  come  to  terms  of  accommodation;  --  often 
  followed  by  with  as  envoys  were  appointed  to  treat  with 
  France. 
 
  Inform  us  will  the  emperor  treat!  --Swift. 
 
  3.  To  give  a  gratuitous  entertainment,  esp.  of  food  or  drink, 
  as  a  compliment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Treat  \Treat\,  n. 
  1.  A  parley;  a  conference.  [Obs.] 
 
  Bid  him  battle  without  further  treat.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  An  entertainment  given  as  an  expression  of  regard. 
 
  3.  That  which  affords  entertainment;  a  gratification;  a 
  satisfaction;  as  the  concert  was  a  rich  treat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  treat 
  n  :  something  considered  choice  to  eat  [syn:  {dainty},  {delicacy}, 
  {goody},  {kickshaw}] 
  v  1:  interact  in  a  certain  way  "Do  right  by  her";  "Treat  him 
  with  caution,  please"  [syn:  {handle},  {do  by}] 
  2:  subject  to  a  process  or  treatment,  often  with  the  aim  of 
  readying  for  some  purpose;  "process  cheese";  "process 
  hair";  "process  water"  [syn:  {process}] 
  3:  provide  treatment  for  "The  doctor  treated  my  broken  leg" 
  [syn:  {care  for}] 
  4:  deal  with  verbally  or  in  some  form  of  artistic  expression; 
  "This  book  deals  with  incest";  "The  course  covered  all  of 
  Western  Civilization"  [syn:  {cover},  {handle},  {work},  {plow}, 
  {deal},  {address}] 
  5:  provide  with  a  treat 
  6:  provide  with  choice  or  abundant  food  or  drink  [syn:  {regale}] 




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