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mistreat

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verb mis·treat \ˌmis-ˈtrēt\

Simple Definition of mistreat

  • : to treat (someone or something) badly

Full Definition of mistreat

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to treat badly :  abuse

mis·treat·ment play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of mistreat

  1. They accuse him of mistreating his wife.

  2. She claimed she had been mistreated by the police.



15th Century

First Known Use of mistreat

15th century


MISTREAT Defined for Kids

mistreat

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verb mis·treat \mis-ˈtrēt\

Definition of mistreat

mis·treat·edmis·treat·ing

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





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