Examples of maltreat in a Sentence
emotionally maltreated and neglected for years by her husband, she had long ago resigned herself to a loveless marriage
if you maltreat the puppy, we will take it away immediately
Recent Examples of maltreat from the Web
Youngsters who live in neighborhoods with more bars or liquor stores are more likely to be maltreated.
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Synonymsbrutalize, bully, ill-treat, ill-use, kick around, abuse, manhandle, mess over [slang], mishandle, mistreat, misuse
Related Wordsmolest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture; burn, sandbag, victimize, wrong; beat (up), mess (up), rough (up), work (over)
Near Antonymscare (for), cherish, foster, nurture; baby, cater (to), coddle, favor, gratify, humor, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
MALTREAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of maltreat for English Language Learners
: to treat (someone) in a rough or cruel way
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