mistreat

[mis-treet]
verb (used with object)
to treat badly or abusively.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English mistreten. See mis-1, treat

mistreatment, noun

maltreatment, mistreatment.


maltreat, ill-treat, misuse, wrong.
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mistreat (ˌmɪsˈtriːt)
 
vb
(tr) to treat badly
 
mis'treatment
 
n

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mistreat
mid-15c.; see mis- (1) + treat (v.).
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Example sentences
Otherwise they will always be underfunded, misunderstood, and mistreated in the
  political sphere.
There are so many animals being mistreated these days.
Animals that can no longer earn their keep are frequently abandoned,
  mistreated, and starved.
My in-box is stuffed with complaints from mistreated customers.
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