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mistreat

[mis-treet] /mɪsˈtrit/
verb (used with object)
1.
to treat badly or abusively.
Origin of mistreat
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English mistreten. See mis-1, treat
Related forms
mistreatment, noun
Can be confused
maltreatment, mistreatment.
Synonyms
maltreat, ill-treat, misuse, wrong.
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mistreat

/ˌmɪsˈtriːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to treat badly
Derived Forms
mistreatment, noun
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Word Origin and History for mistreat
v.

mid-15c.; see mis- (1) + treat (v.). Related: Mistreated; mistreating.

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