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mis·treat

mistreat

 
pronunciation:
mihs trit
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part of speech: verb
inflections: mistreats, mistreating, mistreated
definition: to treat badly.
He mistreated his dog until it bit him.
 
synonyms:
abuse, misuse
similar words:
afflict, harm, injure, persecute, pick on, wrong
derivation: mistreatment (n.)
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