treat /ˈtrɪt/ 及物動詞
Treat v. i.
1. To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to make discussion; -- usually with of; as, Cicero treats of old age and of duties.
And, shortly of this story for to treat. --Chaucer.
Now of love they treat. --Milton.
2. To negotiate; to come to terms of accommodation; -- often followed by with; as, envoys were appointed to treat with France.
Inform us, will the emperor treat! --Swift.
3. To give a gratuitous entertainment, esp. of food or drink, as a compliment.
1. A parley; a conference. [Obs.]
Bid him battle without further treat. --Spenser.
2. An entertainment given as an expression of regard.
3. That which affords entertainment; a gratification; a satisfaction; as, the concert was a rich treat.
Treat v. t. [imp. & p. p. Treated; p. pr. & vb. n. Treating.]
1. To handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self toward; as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly.
2. To discourse on; to handle in a particular manner, in writing or speaking; as, to treat a subject diffusely.
3. To entertain with food or drink, especially the latter, as a compliment, or as an expression of friendship or regard; as, to treat the whole company.
4. To negotiate; to settle; to make terms for. [Obs.]
To treat the peace, a hundred senators
Shall be commissioned. --Dryden.
5. Med. To care for medicinally or surgically; to manage in the use of remedies or appliances; as, to treat a disease, a wound, or a patient.
6. To subject to some action; to apply something to; as, to treat a substance with sulphuric acid.
7. To entreat; to beseech. [Obs.]
n 1: something considered choice to eat [syn: dainty, delicacy,
2: an occurrence that cause special pleasure or delight
v 1: interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him
with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters
gently" [syn: handle, do by]
2: 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" [syn: process]
3: 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" [syn: care for]
4: deal with 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" [syn: cover, handle, plow, deal, address]
5: 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"
6: 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" [syn: regale]
7: engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; "they
had to treat with the King"
8: regard or consider in a specific way; "I treated his
advances as a joke"