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  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 




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