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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
MISTREAT Defined for Kids

mistreat

verb mis·treat \mis-ˈtrēt\
mis·treat·edmis·treat·ing

Definition of MISTREAT for Kids

:  to handle, use, or act toward in a harsh way :  abuse

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