Synonyms of treat in English:

treat


See definition of treat

verb

1‘Charlotte treated him very badly’

SYNONYMS

behave towards, act towards, conduct oneself towards, use, serve

deal with, handle, manage

2‘police are treating the fires as arson’

SYNONYMS

regard, consider, view, look on

put down as

3‘chapter 8 treats topics such as the educational disadvantages of women’

SYNONYMS

deal with, be about, cover, be concerned with, concern itself with, discuss, speak about, talk about, write about, go into, explore, investigate, tackle, handle

touch on, refer to

consider, study, review, analyse, critique

4‘Lisa is being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital’

SYNONYMS

attend to, tend, minister to, nurse, give treatment to

prescribe medicine for, medicate, dose

informal doctor

5‘the plants may prove useful in treating cancer’

SYNONYMS

cure, heal, remedy, make better

6‘the wood can be treated with chemical preservative’

SYNONYMS

prime, prepare, process, cover

7‘he treated her to a slap-up lunch’

SYNONYMS

buy, take out for, stand, give

pay for, foot the bill for, pay the bill for

entertain, wine and dine

8‘delegates were treated to authentic Indonesian dance performances’

SYNONYMS

regale with, entertain by, entertain with, fete with, amuse by, amuse with, divert by, divert with

9‘propagandists claimed that he was treating with the enemy’

SYNONYMS

negotiate, discuss terms, have talks, consult, parley, talk, confer

make a bargain, bargain


noun

1‘a birthday treat’

SYNONYMS

celebration, entertainment, amusement, diversion

surprise

party, excursion, outing

2‘I bought you some chocolate biscuits as a treat’

SYNONYMS

present, gift

titbit, delicacy, little something, luxury, indulgence, extravagance

informal goodie

3‘it was a real treat to see them’

SYNONYMS

pleasure, source of pleasure, delight, thrill, joy


Phrases

    treat something lightly

      ‘this is a serious matter and he can't treat it lightly’

      SYNONYMS

      minimize, play down, underplay, make light of, make little of, dismiss, underestimate, undervalue, devalue, laugh off, belittle, trivialize, treat as unimportant, think little of, deprecate, scoff at

      informal

      pooh-pooh

      archaic

      hold cheap

      rare

      misprize, derogate, minify