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He who is not impatient is not in love.
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Etymology

Anglo-Norman treter, from Old French tretier (modern traiter), from Latin tractare ‘pull, manage’, from the past participle stem of trahere ‘draw, pull’.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to treat

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to treat (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To negotiate, discuss terms, bargain (for or with).
    We treated with Caesar for the surrender of the city.
  2. (transitive) To discourse on; to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking.
    The article treated feminism as a quintessentially modern movement.
  3. (intransitive) To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to conduct a discussion.
    Cicero's writing treats mainly of old age and personal duty.
  4. (transitive and intransitive; obsolete except in Scotland) To entreat or beseech (someone).
    Only let my family live, I treat thee.
  5. (transitive) To handle, deal with or behave towards in a specific way.
    You treated me like a fool.
    She was tempted to treat the whole affair as a joke.
  6. (transitive) To care for medicinally or surgically; to apply medical care to.
    They treated me for malaria.
  7. (transitive) To subject to a specific action; to act upon with a specfic result in mind.
    The substance was treated with sulphuric acid.
    I treated the photo somewhat to make the colours more pronounced.
  8. (transitive) To entertain with food or drink, especially at one's own expense; to show hospitality to.
    I treated my son to some popcorn in the interval.

Translations

Noun

Singular
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  1. (obsolete) A parley or discussion of terms; a negotiation.
  2. (obsolete) An entreaty.
  3. An entertainment, outing, or other indulgence provided by someone for the enjoyment of others.
    I took the kids to the zoo for a treat.
  4. An unexpected gift, event etc., which provides great pleasure.
    It was such a treat to see her back in action on the London stage.

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