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mistreat Line breaks: mis|treat
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈtriːt/

Definition of mistreat in English:


[with object]
Treat (a person or animal) badly, cruelly, or unfairly: it is a moving tale about how the white man mistreated American Indians a dog which has been mistreated will remain very wary of strangers
More 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, ill-use, misuse, treat badly, handle/treat roughly, knock about/around, hit, beat, strike, mishandle;
manhandle, maul, molest, injure, harm, hurt, bully, persecute
informal beat up, rough up, do over

Words that rhyme with mistreat

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