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mistreat Syllabification: mis·treat
Pronunciation: /misˈtrēt/

Definition of mistreat in English:


[with object]
Treat (a person or animal) badly, cruelly, or unfairly.
Example sentences
  • We cannot hunt, abuse and mistreat people in a quest for justice.
  • Perpetrators can be parents who abuse and mistreat their children at home before they come to camp.
  • A report published today by the pressure group Animal Aid claims that York livestock market mistreats its cattle.
ill-treat, maltreat, abuse, knock about/around, hit, beat, strike, molest, injure, harm, hurt;
informal beat up, rough up, mess up, kick around

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