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 for treat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Treat \Treat\, n.
     1. A parley; a conference. [Obs.]
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              Bid him battle without further treat. --Spenser.
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     2. An entertainment given as an expression of regard.
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     3. That which affords entertainment; a gratification; a
        satisfaction; as, the concert was a rich treat.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Treat \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.
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              And, shortly of this story for to treat. --Chaucer.
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              Now of love they treat.               --Milton.
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     2. To negotiate; to come to terms of accommodation; -- often
        followed by with; as, envoys were appointed to treat with
        France.
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              Inform us, will the emperor treat!    --Swift.
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     3. To give a gratuitous entertainment, esp. of food or drink,
        as a compliment.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Treat \Treat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Treated; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Treating.]+[{OE">Treating.] [{OE. treten, OF. traitier, F. traiter, from L.
     tractare to draw violently, to handle, manage, treat, v.
     intens. from trahere, tractum, to draw. See Trace, v. t.,
     and cf. Entreat, Retreat, Trait.]
     1. To handle; to manage; to use; to bear one's self toward;
        as, to treat prisoners cruelly; to treat children kindly.
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     2. To discourse on; to handle in a particular manner, in
        writing or speaking; as, to treat a subject diffusely.
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     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.
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     4. To negotiate; to settle; to make terms for. [Obs.]
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              To treat the peace, a hundred senators
              Shall be commissioned.                --Dryden.
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     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.
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     6. To subject to some action; to apply something to; as, to
        treat a substance with sulphuric acid. --Ure.
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     7. To entreat; to beseech. [Obs.] --Ld. Berners.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  treat
      n 1: something considered choice to eat [syn: dainty,
           delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat]
      2: an occurrence that causes 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: treat, 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, treat]
      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: treat, care for]
      4: 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"
         [syn: cover, treat, 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,
         treat]
      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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  188 Moby Thesaurus words for "treat":
     act on, act toward, act upon, affect, air, ambrosia, analyze,
     arrange, attend, bandage, banquet, bathe, behave toward, blow to,
     board, bonne bouche, bonus, boon, canvass, care for, cate,
     celebration, choice morsel, clear for action, clear the decks,
     comment upon, concentrate on, consider, contend with, controvert,
     cope with, criticize, critique, cure, dainty, deal by, deal with,
     debate, deliberate, deliberate upon, delicacy, deploy, descant,
     dessert, diagnose, discourse, discourse about, discuss, dissert,
     dissertate, do by, do with, doctor, dress, entertain,
     entertainment, examine, exchange views, explore, favor, feast,
     feed, festivity, fix, fix up, flux, focus on, freebie, get ready,
     gift, give care to, go into, go treat, goody, handle, heal,
     influence, inquire into, intern, investigate, joyance, jubilation,
     kickshaw, knock around, look after, mad round, maintain,
     maintenance, make arrangements, make preparations, make ready,
     manage, manna, marshal, massage, meal, meat, medicate, merrymaking,
     mess, minister to, mobilize, morsel, nectar, nurse, operate on,
     pass under review, pay for, pay the bill, paying the bills, physic,
     plan, plaster, poultice, prearrange, premium, prep, prepare,
     prescribe, prescribe for, present, pretreat, probe, process,
     provide, purge, put in shape, rap, ready, ready up, reason,
     reason about, reason the point, refection, refreshment, regale,
     regalement, remark upon, remedy, repas, repast, respond to, revel,
     revelment, revelry, review, round of pleasures, rub, savory,
     scrutinize, set up, settle preliminaries, sift, splint, spread,
     stand drinks, stand to, stand treat, standing treat, steward,
     strap, study, subsidize, subsidy, support, survey, table, take out,
     take up, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, tan, thresh out,
     tidbit, titbit, touch on, touch upon, treat of, treat to, trim,
     try out, use, ventilate, wine and dine, work on, write up
  
  

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