Definition for TREAT

TREAT, v.i.

  1. To discoctree; to handle in writing or speaking; to make discussions. Cicero treats of the nature of the gods; he treats of old age and of duties.
  2. To come to terms of accommodation. Inform us, will the emp'ror treat? – Swift.
  3. To make gratuitous entertainment. It is sometimes the custom of military officers to treat when first elected. To treat with, to negotiate; to make and receive proposals for adjusting differences. Envoys were appointed to treat with France, but without success.

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