- treat treat [triːt] verb [transitive]1. to deal with someone or something in a particular way:
• We treat all complaints very seriously.treat somebody/something as
• Proceeds from the asset transfers won't be treated as income.
• Some information ought to be treated as confidential.2. to put a special substance on something to clean or protect it, or to make it safe:
• The convention insists that countries should treat their own hazardous wastes.
* * *treat UK US /triːt/ verb [T]► to behave towards or think of someone or something in a particular way: treat sb/sth as sth »
We must treat employees as allies in achieving change.treat sb/sth equally/fairly/unfairly »
It very hard to prove that the company had been treated unfairly.treat sb/sth like sth »
The company treated their initial public offering more like a marketing opportunity than a capital-raising exercise.► to deal with something in a particular way: »
Each Fund is treated as a single tax entity.»
The employment department said the unemployment figures should be treated with caution.► PRODUCTION to put a special substance on something or put it through a special process, in order to protect it, clean it, or make it safe: treat sth with sth »
We treat the material with resin to make it waterproof.
Financial and business terms. 2012.