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  1. Qrius
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    Wink Ms

    Is the the expression "treat with" a ligitimate expression. It makes little sense to me, but I keep hearing it. If it's legitimate, i would really like to know its origin.


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    Re: Ms

    Quote Originally Posted by Qrius View Post
    Is the the expression "treat with" a ligitimate expression. It makes little sense to me, but I keep hearing it. If it's legitimate, i would really like to know its origin.
    The expression is quite legitimate. It refers to the definition of the verb 'to treat' that means 'to deal with'. This sense of the verb is now becoming somewhat archaic, but the meaning survives in the noun 'treaty'.

    Example:
    "If you treat with knaves, do not be surprised when you become a clown."

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    Re: Ms

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa View Post
    The expression is quite legitimate. It refers to the definition of the verb 'to treat' that means 'to deal with'. This sense of the verb is now becoming somewhat archaic, but the meaning survives in the noun 'treaty'.
    Example:
    "If you treat with knaves, do not be surprised when you become a clown."
    Hi Coffa

    I understand what you have already explained, but when it comes to use this verb with a personal pronoun, how do you use it?
    treat smb. with [?]

    Thank you

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    Re: Ms

    Treat them with kindness and respect, and they will treat you with the same.

    Enough pronouns for you?

    Your car is an expensive investment; treat it with care.

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