UK [mɪsˈtriːt] / US [mɪsˈtrɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "mistreat":
present tense I/you/we/they mistreat he/she/it mistreats present participle mistreating past tense mistreated past participle mistreated
to treat someone in an unfair or cruel way

She felt she had been mistreated by the police.

The animals used in the film were in no way mistreated.

Derived word:
noun uncountable

English dictionary. 2014.


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  • mistreat — ► VERB ▪ treat badly or unfairly. DERIVATIVES mistreatment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • mistreat — [mis trēt′] vt. to treat wrongly or badly mistreatment n …   English World dictionary

  • mistreat — transitive verb Date: 15th century to treat badly ; abuse • mistreatment noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mistreat — mistreatment, n. /mis treet /, v.t. to treat badly or abusively. [1425 75; late ME mistreten. See MIS 1, TREAT] Syn. maltreat, ill treat, misuse, wrong. * * * …   Universalium

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