Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun treat

2 senses of treat

Sense 1
dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat -- (something considered choice to eat)
       => nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals -- (a source of materials to nourish the body)

Sense 2
treat -- (an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight)
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb treat

8 senses of treat

Sense 1
treat, handle, do by -- (interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently")
       => interact -- (act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues")

Sense 2
process, treat -- (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 3
treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "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")

Sense 4
cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address -- (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")
       => broach, initiate -- (bring up a topic for discussion)

Sense 5
treat -- (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")
       => give, gift, present -- (give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?")

Sense 6
regale, treat -- (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")
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Sense 7
treat -- (engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; "they had to treat with the King")
       => negociate -- (confer with another in order to come to terms or reach an agreement; "The parties negociated all night")

Sense 8
treat -- (regard or consider in a specific way; "I treated his advances as a joke")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

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