Synonyms of treat in English:

treat


See definition of treat

verb

1‘Charlotte treated him very badly’

SYNONYMS
behave towards, act towards, conduct oneself towards, use, serve
deal with, handle, manage

2‘police are treating the fires as arson’

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regard, consider, view, look on
put down as

3‘chapter 8 treats topics such as the educational disadvantages of women’

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deal with, be about, cover, be concerned with, concern itself with, discuss, speak about, talk about, write about, go into, explore, investigate, tackle, handle
touch on, refer to
consider, study, review, analyse, critique

4‘Lisa is being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital’

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attend to, tend, minister to, nurse, give treatment to
prescribe medicine for, medicate, dose
informal doctor

5‘the plants may prove useful in treating cancer’

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cure, heal, remedy, make better

6‘the wood can be treated with chemical preservative’

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prime, prepare, process, cover

7‘he treated her to a slap-up lunch’

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buy, take out for, stand, give
pay for, foot the bill for, pay the bill for
entertain, wine and dine

8‘delegates were treated to authentic Indonesian dance performances’

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regale with, entertain by, entertain with, fete with, amuse by, amuse with, divert by, divert with

9‘propagandists claimed that he was treating with the enemy’

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negotiate, discuss terms, have talks, consult, parley, talk, confer
make a bargain, bargain

noun

1‘a birthday treat’

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celebration, entertainment, amusement, diversion
surprise
party, excursion, outing

2‘I bought you some chocolate biscuits as a treat’

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present, gift
titbit, delicacy, little something, luxury, indulgence, extravagance
informal goodie

3‘it was a real treat to see them’

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pleasure, source of pleasure, delight, thrill, joy

Phrases

    treat something lightly

    ‘this is a serious matter and he can't treat it lightly’


    SYNONYMS

    minimize, play down, underplay, make light of, make little of, dismiss, underestimate, undervalue, devalue, laugh off, belittle, trivialize, treat as unimportant, think little of, deprecate, scoff at

    informal

    pooh-pooh

    archaic

    hold cheap

    rare

    misprize, derogate, minify