treat with

treat with

1. To handle or deal with someone or something with a particular type of attitude or behavior. He has treated me with nothing but contempt since I got the promotion. Students who treat this project with indifference will suffer the consequences in their grades.
2. To attempt to reach an agreement or settlement with someone, as through negotiations. Police are treating with the criminals to avoid any casualties among the hostages. We refuse to treat with any nation that does not give its citizens basic human rights.
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treat with

v.
To engage in negotiations with someone so as to reach a settlement or agree on terms: If they are unwilling to treat with us, we will be forced to attack.
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References in classic literature ?
We were willing to be assured of a good reception in this port; the patriarch therefore sent me to treat with them.
Research shows that consumers who tested this treat with their pet said that they preferred the sandwich because it is easy for their pet to eat and is less messy than other frozen dog treats.
These lesions are particularly challenging to treat with currently available stents because of the risk of blocking blood flow to the side vessel.