• To negotiate, discuss terms, bargain (for or with).
  • To discourse; to handle a subject in writing or speaking; to conduct a discussion.
  • To discourse on; to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking.
  • To entreat or beseech (someone).
  • To handle, deal with or behave towards in a specific way.
  • To entertain with food or drink, especially at one's own expense; to show hospitality to; to pay for as celebration or reward.
  • To commit the offence of providing food, drink, entertainment or provision to corruptly influence a voter.
  • To care for medicinally or surgically; to apply medical care to.
  • To subject to a chemical or other action; to act upon with a specific scientific result in mind.
  • To provide something special and pleasant.



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  • From Middle English treten, from Anglo-Norman treter, Old French tretier, traiter, from Latin tracto ("to pull", "to manage"), from the past participle stem of traho.

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