There are 2 translations of treat in Spanish:

treat1

Pronunciation: /triːt/

vt

  • 1 (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) 1.1 (behave toward) [person/animal] tratar to treat sb well/badly tratar bien/mal a algn the child/dog had clearly been ill treated era evidente que el niño/el perro había sido maltratado or había recibido malos tratos that's no way to treat your sister! ¡ésa no es forma de tratar a tu hermana! to treat sb like a child tratar a algn como a un niño they treated us like royalty nos trataron a cuerpo de rey how's life/the world been treating you? [colloquial/familiar] ¿cómo te trata la vida? [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (use, handle) [tool/vehicle] tratar
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    • People treated us with respect and we treated them with respect, you know?
    • It was a huge honour for me, and I felt a great deal of pressure but at the same time he treated me with respect with regard to my work.
    • I always get him into trouble by saying he's a great reporter, because people think he treated us with a soft touch.
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    • Will the Councillors ignore these people by treating their concerns as only emotional and with contempt go ahead with the Emigrant Creek effluent disposal option?
    • During the past few decades, as far as novels are concerned, none treated the masses as the principal actors.
    • Summarising, political correctness is a one-way street: they may use every form of rudeness but we must treat their concerns as sacred; this must be fought.
    1.3 (regard, consider) to treat sth with suspicion ver* algo con sospecha he treated my suggestion with contempt despreció mi sugerencia modern composers want to be treated seriously los compositores modernos quieren que se los tome en serio you seem to treat this whole thing as a joke pareces tomarte a broma todo esto
  • 2 (process) [wood/fabric/sewage] tratar it has been treated with a caustic solution ha sido tratado con una solución caústica
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    • The experimental group is treated with a vaccine known to protect against the infection.
    • Plants were also treated with the fungicide mefenoxam.
    • Apricots are usually treated with sulphur dioxide, a preservative, before being sun dried.
  • 3 (deal with) [formal] [subject] tratar
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    • At the end of the book Domninus says that he intends to treat some of the subjects more fully in Elements of Arithmetic but it is not known if he ever wrote it!
    • The second chapter treats the apparently obligatory discussion of natural revelation, before the author returns to the topic of culture.
    • Little wonder, then, when television - the ultimate in consumption - treats a subject it very often does so by history.
  • 4 [Medicine/Medicina] [patient/disease] tratar she's being treated for an ulcer está en tratamiento por una úlcera who is treating her? ¿quién la trata?, ¿qué médico la atiende?
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    • Within a week he was in intensive care, being treated for blood poisoning.
    • It is nursing which has shown ways to involve parents in the care of their children who are being treated for cancer.
    • About half of these are treated for cure, and half for palliation.
  • 5 (entertain) I'm treating you te invito yo we took the children out and treated them sacamos a los niños de paseo y les dimos un gusto we thought we'd treat ourselves and go to the opera decidimos darnos un gusto e ir a la óperato treat sb to sth may I treat you to lunch? ¿te puedo invitar a comer? he treats himself to a drink once a week una vez a la semana se da el gusto de tomarse una copa why don't you treat yourself to a new dress? ¿por qué no te das un gusto y te compras un vestido nuevo? we were then treated to a performance of traditional dancing luego nos ofrecieron un espectáculo de bailes folklóricos

vi

  • (negotiate) [formal] to treat with sb negociar con algn
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    • He has 60 days from the receipt of the recommendations and three options in treating with the authority: accept, reject or modify.
    • But even it is treating with Mammon this year.
    • And now, because they are behaving like the yobbos they really are, we'll punish them by no longer treating with them.

Phrasal verbs

treat of

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[formal] [thesis/article] tratar de, versar sobre; [writer] tratar

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adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.

There are 2 translations of treat in Spanish:

treat2

n

  • gusto (masculine) we thought we'd give the children a treat quisimos darles un gusto a los niños today I'm going to give myself a treat hoy me voy a dar un gusto or me voy a permitir un lujo I bought myself an ice cream as o for a treat me compré un helado para darme (un) gusto as a special treat como algo muy especial that meal was a real treat esa comida fue un verdadero festín her dancing is a treat to watch da gusto or es un placer verla bailar I'll stand (you all) a treat (British English/inglés británico) yo (los) invito this is my treat invito or pago yo to come on/go down a treat (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] the project is coming on a treat el proyecto marcha sobre ruedas this champagne goes down a treat este champán es una delicia everything worked a treat todo salió a las mil maravillas

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Word of the day incansable
adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.