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mistreat

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mistreat

  1. to inflict physical or emotional harm upon the foster parent who had been mistreating his charges was sent to jail Synonyms of mistreat brutalize, bully, ill-treat, ill-use, kick around, maltreat, manhandle, mess over [slang], mishandle, abuse, misuseWords Related to mistreat molest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture; burn, sandbag, victimize, wrong; beat (up), mess (up), rough (up), work (over)Near Antonyms of mistreat care (for), cherish, foster, nurture; baby, cater (to), coddle, favor, gratify, humor, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil



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