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Definition of mistreat verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mistreat

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtriːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtriːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mistreat
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtriːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtriːt//
 
he / she / it mistreats
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtriːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtriːts//
 
past simple mistreated
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtriːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtriːtɪd//
 
past participle mistreated
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtriːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtriːtɪd//
 
-ing form mistreating
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtriːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtriːtɪŋ//
 
Describing unpleasant traits
 
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mistreat somebody/something to treat a person or an animal in a cruel, unkind or unfair way synonym ill-treat, maltreat animals that have been mistreated by their owners See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mistreat