treat (someone or something) as (someone or something else)

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treat (someone or something) as (someone or something else)

To consider, regard, or deal with someone or something as if they or it were a certain type of person or thing. I decided to leave the job—I'd had enough of being treated as an amateur by my boss. We've got to treat threats like these as credible until we have proof otherwise.
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treat someone or something as something

to deal with someone or something as something. Please don't treat me as a guest. You treat the editorial board as a needless barrier.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

treat as

v.
To regard and handle someone or something in some way: The king had received warnings of an uprising, but treated them as a joke. I refuse to be treated as a second-class citizen.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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