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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 ?
So artfully can this people dissemble their sentiments that we had not been able hitherto to distinguish our real from our pretended favourers; but as soon as this Prince began to give evident tokens of his hatred, even in the lifetime of the Emperor, we saw all the courtiers and governors who had treated us with such a show of friendship declare against us, and persecute us as disturbers of the public tranquillity, who had come into Aethiopia with no other intention than to abolish the ancient laws and customs of the country, to sow divisions between father and son, and preach up a revolution.
Grateful thanks also go to the police, paramedics and hospital staff, especially Debby who treated us with great care and sensitivity.
To the three paramedics whose names we can't remember, sorry, and to all the hospital staff who, although swamped with patients, treated us with dignity, care and the utmost professionalism both at accident and emergency and on ward A1 link.
I would now like to thank all staff, from the young lady who took my initial call, to the crew of the ferry who all treated us with the utmost dignity and respect.
"I thought they treated us with a quite a bit of disrespect and they changed their side all the time.
One Labour politician who has many former ASW workers as constituents treated us with contempt.