treat

treat
I
n.
source of joy

1) to provide a treat

2) a treat for (their visit was a real treat for us)

3) a treat to + inf. (it was a treat to watch them dance)

paying for the food or entertainment of others

4) to stand treat

5) (misc.) it's my treat

II
v.

1) ('to describe') to treat (a subject) exhaustively, painstakingly, thoroughly

2) ('to deal with') to treat badly; cruelly; fairly; unfairly

3) (d; tr.) to treat as ('to deal with') (they treated us as honored guests)

4) (D; tr.) ('to cure') to treat for; with (to treat smb. for a cold with a new drug)

5) (d; tr.) to treat like ('to deal with') (he treated him like his own brother)

6) (formal) (d; intr.) to treat of ('to deal with') (her books treat of economic problems)

7) (D; tr.) to treat to ('to provide with at one's own expense') (to treat smb. to a decent meal)

8) (d; tr.) to treat with ('to deal with') (to treat smb. with kindness)

* * *
[triːt]
cruelly
fairly
painstakingly
thoroughly
unfairly
with (to treat smb. for a cold with a new drug)
('to deal with') to treat badly
('to describe') to treat (a subject) exhaustively
(D; tr.) ('to cure') to treat for
(misc.) it's my treat
['paying for the food or entertainment of others'] to stand treat
['source of joy'] to provide a treat
(d; tr.) to treat like (he treated him like his own brother; 'to deal with')
(formal) (d; intr.) to treat of (her books treat of economic problems; 'to deal with')
a treat to + inf. (it was a treat to watch them dance)
a treat for (their visit was a real treat for us)
(d; tr.) to treat as (they treated us as honored guests; 'to deal with')
(D; tr.) to treat to (to treat smb. to a decent meal; 'to provide with at one's own expense')
(d; tr.) to treat with (to treat smb. with kindness; 'to deal with')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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