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Main Entry: 1treat
Pronunciation: primarystresstremacront
Function: verb
1 : to discuss terms of agreement with : NEGOTIATE <treat with the enemy>
2 a : to have as a subject especially in writing <a book treating of crime> b : to deal with : HANDLE <roses must be treated with care>
3 a : to pay for another's food or entertainment <I'm treating tonight> b : to provide with free food, entertainment, or enjoyment <let me treat you with lunch>
4 : to handle, use, or act toward in a usually stated way <treat a horse cruelly> <treat this as top secret>
5 : to give medical or surgical care to <treat a patient> <treat a cold>
6 : to subject to some action or process to bring about a desired result <treat a metal with acid>

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