Definition of mistreat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    mistreat

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtrit//
     
    mistreat somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mistreat
     
    he / she / it mistreats
     
    past simple mistreated
     
    -ing form mistreating
     
     
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  1. 1to treat a person or an animal in a cruel, unkind, or unfair way synonym ill-treat, maltreat
  2. 2 animals that have been mistreated by their owners
mistreatment
 
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noun [uncountable]
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