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mistreat

verb mis·treat \ˌmis-ˈtrēt\

: to treat (someone or something) badly

Full Definition of MISTREAT

transitive verb
:  to treat badly :  abuse
mis·treat·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of MISTREAT

  1. They accuse him of mistreating his wife.
  2. She claimed she had been mistreated by the police.

First Known Use of MISTREAT

15th century

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