Treat vs Medicate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between treat and medicate
is that treat
is to negotiate, discuss terms, bargain (for'' or ''with
) while medicate
is to prescribe or administer medication.
As a noun treat
is an entertainment, outing, or other indulgence provided by someone for the enjoyment of others.
To negotiate, discuss terms, bargain (for'' or ''with ).
* 1955 , , The Return of the King , George Allen & Unwin:
* 1985 , (Lawrence Durrell), Quinx'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 1365:
- Now halting a few paces before the Captains of the West he looked them up and down and laughed. 'Is there any in this rout with authority to treat with me?' he asked.
* 2010 , David Mitchell, The Observer , 6 Jun 2010:
- After all, in this hideous war we have just passed through never forget that Halifax would have treated with Hitler: it took Churchill to refuse.
To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to conduct a discussion.
- I wouldn't promote businesses I considered immoral – ambulance-chasing lawyers or online roulette for example – but I've got nothing against computer or software manufacture: they're important and any reputable company in that industry is welcome to treat for my services.
- Cicero's writing treats mainly of old age and personal duty.
To discourse on; to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking.
- Now of love they treat .
(transitive, intransitive, obsolete) To entreat or beseech (someone).
- The article treated feminism as a quintessentially modern movement.
- Only let my family live, I treat thee.
To handle, deal with or behave towards in a specific way.
- You treated me like a fool.
To entertain with food or drink, especially at one's own expense; to show hospitality to; to pay for as celebration or reward.
- She was tempted to treat the whole affair as a joke.
- I treated my son to some popcorn in the interval.
- I've done so well this month, I'll treat''' you all to dinner (or 'Dinner is my '''treat .)
To care for medicinally or surgically; to apply medical care to.
- My husband treated me to a Paris holiday for our anniversary.
To subject to a chemical or other action; to act upon with a specific scientific result in mind.
- They treated me for malaria.
- He treated the substance with sulphuric acid.
* 2012 , Chelsea 6-0 Wolves [http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19632463]
- I treated the photo somewhat to make the colours more pronounced.
- The Chelsea captain was a virtual spectator as he was treated to his side's biggest win for almost two years as Stamford Bridge serenaded him with chants of "there's only one England captain," some 48 hours after he announced his retirement from international football.
In the dialects found in Yorkshire and North East England, the past tense form treat (but pronounced tret ) is sometimes encountered.
* (to deal with in a very specific way)
* no way to treat a lady
An entertainment, outing, or other indulgence provided by someone for the enjoyment of others.
An unexpected gift, event etc., which provides great pleasure.
- I took the kids to the zoo for a treat .
(obsolete) A parley or discussion of terms; a negotiation.
(obsolete) An entreaty.
- It was such a treat to see her back in action on the London stage.
To prescribe or administer medication.