mistreat mistreat  /mɪs ˈtrit/

Definition(s):

  • (v) treat badly

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It was wrong of the Bush administration to mistreat him the way they did.
  2. They see Brazilians cheat and mistreat other Brazilians.
  3. After China pays you, China is free to mistreat your people, Mexico.

News

  1. Jury in Texas videotaped beating case done for day

    HOUSTON (AP) — Defense attorneys for an ex-Houston police officer accused of participating in the 2010 beating of a teenage burglary suspect told jurors on Tuesday their client was a "brave officer" who didn't mistreat anyone and that his conviction would hamstring how law enforcement arrests dangerous criminals.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Jury deciding fate of ex-Houston officer accused of beating teen burglary suspect

    HOUSTON — Defense attorneys for an ex-Houston police officer accused of participating in the 2010 beating of a teenage burglary suspect told jurors on Tuesday their client was a "brave officer" who didn't mistreat anyone and that his conviction would hamstring how law enforcement arrests dangerous criminals.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Jury deliberating Texas videotaped beating case

    HOUSTON (AP) — Defense attorneys for an ex-Houston police officer accused of participating in the 2010 beating of a teenage burglary suspect told jurors on Tuesday their client was a "brave officer" who didn't mistreat anyone and that his conviction would hamstring how law enforcement arrests dangerous criminals.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Stevens also added that "other groups may exclude or mistreat Jews, blacks and women - or those who do not share their contempt for Jews, blacks and women. A free society must tolerate such groups. It need not subsidize them, give them its official...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Examiner.com

  2. Uribe replied: "President Chavez, the truth is you can't set fire to the continent like you do, talking one day against Spain, the next day against the United States. ...... You can't mistreat the continent, lighting it up like you do, and speaking...
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: Alvaro Uribe Source: FOXNews

  3. "Soldiers with high levels of anger, who had experienced high levels of combat or who screened positive for mental health symptoms were nearly twice as likely to mistreat noncombatants," acting Army Surgeon General Gale Pollock told reporters.
    on May 4, 2007 By: Gale Pollock Source: Reuters

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