Examples of mistreat in a Sentence
They accuse him of mistreating his wife.
She claimed she had been mistreated by the police.
Recent Examples of mistreat from the Web
Charlottean Anthony Morrow says he was racially profiled and mistreated in Commerce, Ga., during a police stop along Interstate 85 Thursday evening.
Whitehurst worked in the district for 32 years before he was terminated after a male colleague complained Whitehurst mistreated him.
Iran’s government mistreats its people badly — though not, say, worse than our Saudi allies.
As recently as 2003 a Michigan court tried to make long-acting, medically verifiable birth control a condition of sentencing in the case of Renee Gamez, a woman who was charged with neglecting and mistreating her children.
The group rescues horses, ponies and donkeys that have been abused, mistreated or abandoned, said Executive Director Jason Bitton.
Among the documented consequences of untreated or mistreated hearing loss are social isolation, depression, and even dementia.
A mother claims she was mistreated by United Airlines after she was forced to fly with her 25-pound son on her lap for three hours.
If someone is mistreating you in ANY way, please speak up.
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First Known Use of mistreat
Synonymsbrutalize, bully, ill-treat, ill-use, kick around, maltreat, manhandle, mess over [slang], mishandle, abuse, 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
MISTREAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mistreat for English Language Learners
: to treat (someone or something) badly
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