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
In a 2005 study in the U.S. Northwest, 33 percent of former foster children reported being mistreated in care.
To say that a childless person has no standing to be concerned when, say, a parent is mistreating a kid, is just hostile to people without kids.
Before the girl's body was found in her Joliet Township home, the agency had opened 10 investigations into allegations that she and several other youths were mistreated there.
The publicly funded law firm once helped N.C. inmates who were mistreated in prison.
The film accused the company’s parks of mistreating killer whales and used as its centerpiece the now deceased killer whale, Tilikum, responsible for the 2010 death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau.
A recent Humane Society investigation found that a tiger trainer who works with traveling shows, including the Carden Circus and Shrine Circuses, appears to have mistreated his tigers, potentially in violation of the Animal Welfare Act.
Long criticized by animal advocates for mistreating animals and illegally breeding chimps, New Iberia operates the largest research chimp colony in the United States and is a bastion of a practice abandoned in every other country.
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MISTREAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mistreat for English Language Learners
: to treat (someone or something) badly
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