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)

Antonyms of adj treated

3 senses of treated

Sense 1
treated (vs. untreated) -- (subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent; "the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer"; "treated timbers resist rot"; "treated fabrics resist wrinkling")

untreated (vs. treated) -- (not subjected to chemical or physical treatment; "an untreated fabric")
        => raw -- (not processed or refined; "raw sewage")

Sense 2
treated (vs. untreated) -- (given medical care or treatment; "a treated cold is usually gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks")

untreated (vs. treated) -- (not given medical care or treatment; "an untreated disease"; "the untreated wounded lay on makeshift cots")

Sense 3
tempered (vs. untempered), treated, hardened, toughened -- (made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass")


Similarity of adj treated

3 senses of treated

Sense 1
treated (vs. untreated) -- (subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent; "the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer"; "treated timbers resist rot"; "treated fabrics resist wrinkling")
       => activated -- ((of sewage) treated with aeration and bacteria to aid decomposition)
       => aerated -- ((of a liquid) treated by having air passed or bubbled through it for purification)
       => burned, burnt -- (treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point; "burnt sienna")
       => doped -- (treated or impregnated with a foreign substance)
       => fumed -- ((of wood) darkened or colored by exposure to ammonia fumes; "fumed oak")
       => proofed -- (treated so as to become resistant; "rust-proofed automobiles"; "shrink-proofed fabrics")
          Also See-> processed#3

Sense 2
treated (vs. untreated) -- (given medical care or treatment; "a treated cold is usually gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks")
       => bandaged, bound -- (covered or wrapped with a bandage; "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze")
       => dosed -- (treated with some kind of application; "a mustache dosed with bear grease")
       => dressed -- (treated with medications and protective covering)

Sense 3
tempered (vs. untempered), treated, hardened, toughened -- (made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass")
       => curable -- (capable of being hardened by some additive or other agent)
       => sunbaked -- (baked or hardened by exposure to sunlight; not burned; "sunbaked adobe bricks")

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