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Definition 1: an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight - [noun denoting event]

(treat is a kind of ...) an event that happens

Definition 2: something considered choice to eat - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for treat in the sense of this definition

(treat is a kind of ...) a source of materials to nourish the body

(... is a kind of treat ) a small tasty bit of food

(... is a kind of treat ) an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre

(... is a kind of treat ) a food rich in sugar

(... is a kind of treat ) (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal

(... is a kind of treat ) an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods

(... is a kind of treat ) very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones

Definition 3: provide treatment for - [verb of body]

Samples where treat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for treat in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of treat ) produce hyperventilation in

"The nurses had to hyperventilate the patient"

(... is a kind of treat ) provide relief for

"remedy his illness"

(... is a kind of treat ) apply a bandage or medication to

"dress the victim's wounds"

(... is a kind of treat ) support with a splint

"splint a broken finger"

(... is a kind of treat ) perform surgery on

"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat medicinally, treat with medicine

(... is a kind of treat ) draw blood

"In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin

(... is a kind of treat ) subject to electrical shocks

(... is a kind of treat ) treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood

"The nurse packed gauze in the wound" "You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice"

(... is a kind of treat ) burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent

"The surgeon cauterized the wart"

(... is a kind of treat ) give or apply (medications)

(... is a kind of treat ) treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

(... is a kind of treat ) give a massage to

"She massaged his sore back"

(... is a kind of treat ) excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)

"The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat a defect

"The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat by blowing a powder or vapor into a bodily cavity

(... is a kind of treat ) treat for alcohol or drug dependence

"He was detoxified in the clinic"

(... is a kind of treat ) supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting

"irrigate the wound"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with iodine so as to prevent infection

"iodize a wound"

(... is a kind of treat ) give medical treatment to

(... is a kind of treat ) provide (a person) with medical care

(... is a kind of treat ) try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury

"He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"

(... is a kind of treat ) subject to psychoanalytic treatment

"I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist"

Definition 4: subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition - [verb of change]

Samples where treat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • process cheese
  • process hair
  • treat the water so it can be drunk
  • treat the lawn with chemicals
  • treat an oil spill

Synonyms for treat in the sense of this definition

(treat is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(... is a kind of treat ) cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering

(... is a kind of treat ) treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace

"reverberate ore"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat by incorporating fat

"curry tanned leather"

(... is a kind of treat ) sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain

"seed clouds"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with an agent; add (an agent) to

"The ray dosed the paint"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with sulphur in order to preserve

"These dried fruits are sulphured"

(... is a kind of treat ) subject to vulcanization

"vulcanized rubber"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with a chromium compound

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with bitumen

(... is a kind of treat ) age or bleach flour with Agene (nitrogen trichloride)

(... is a kind of treat ) cause to perform

"run a subject" "run a process"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat (a chemical compound) with carboxyl or carboxylic acid

(... is a kind of treat ) process (ores or other raw materials), as by reduction

(... is a kind of treat ) convert food into absorbable substances

"I cannot digest milk products"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound

(... is a kind of treat ) treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition

"refine paper stock" "refine pig iron" "refine oil"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with boiling water

"scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with iodine

"iodize salt"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate

"nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat in a tank

"tank animal refuse"

(... is a kind of treat ) impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen

"oxygenate blood"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat to strengthen and improve the luster

"mercerize cotton"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with malt or malt extract

"malt beer"

(... is a kind of treat ) subject to fluoridation; treat with fluoride

"fluoridized water" "fluoridize the teeth of children"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with creosote

"creosoted wood"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat or combine with chlorine

"chlorinated water"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with carbon dioxide

"Carbonated soft drinks"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with camphor

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with bromine

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with ammonia

(... is a kind of treat ) expose to radiation

"irradiate food"

(... is a kind of treat ) control the humidity and temperature of

"The room was cool because it had been air-conditioned"

Definition 5: regard or consider in a specific way - [verb of cognition]

Samples where treat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I treated his advances as a joke

(treat is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

(treat has a similar meaning as ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

Definition 6: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression - [verb of communication]

Samples where treat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This book deals with incest
  • The course covered all of Western Civilization
  • The new book treats the history of China

Synonyms for treat in the sense of this definition

(treat is a kind of ...) bring up a topic for discussion

(... is a kind of treat ) treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character

(... is a kind of treat ) to consider or examine in speech or writing

"The author talks about the different aspects of this question" "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

(treat has a similar meaning as ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

(treat has a similar meaning as ...) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

"This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds" "this should cover everyone in the group"

Definition 7: engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement - [verb of communication]

Samples where treat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had to treat with the King

(treat is a kind of ...) confer with another in order to come to terms or reach an agreement

"The parties negociated all night"

Definition 8: provide with choice or abundant food or drink - [verb of consumption]

Samples where treat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating
  • She treated her houseguests with good food every night

Synonyms for treat in the sense of this definition

(treat is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat to wine

"Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for a week"

(... is a kind of treat ) subject to the influence of alcohol

"After we finished dinner, we were thoroughly alcoholized"

(... is a kind of treat ) gratify

"feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"

(treat has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 9: provide with a gift or entertainment - [verb of possession]

Samples where treat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Grandmother always treated us to the circus
  • I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed

(treat is a kind of ...) give as a present; make a gift of

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

(treat has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Samples where treat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do right by her
  • Treat him with caution, please
  • Handle the press reporters gently

Synonyms for treat in the sense of this definition

(treat is a kind of ...) act together or towards others or with others

"He should interact more with his colleagues"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with excessive indulgence

"grandparents often pamper the children" "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat badly

"This boss abuses his workers" "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with respect and consideration

"children should do well by their parents"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat brutally

(... is a kind of treat ) treat in a rough or boisterous manner

(... is a kind of treat ) treat snobbishly, put in one's place

(... is a kind of treat ) treat inconsiderately or harshly

(... is a kind of treat ) handle roughly

"He was strong-armed by the policemen"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat carefully

"He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon" "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat as a criminal

(... is a kind of treat ) handle with great care and sensitivity

"You have to handle the students with kid gloves"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat unjustly; do wrong to

(... is a kind of treat ) refuse to acknowledge

"She cut him dead at the meeting"

(... is a kind of treat ) treat with contempt

"The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

(treat has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(treat has a similar meaning as ...) regard or consider in a specific way

"I treated his advances as a joke"

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