What is another word for Illtreat?

Pronunciation: [ɪltɹˈiːt] (IPA)

Illtreat means to treat someone badly or in a violent and cruel manner. There are several synonyms for this word such as abuse, mistreat, maltreat, oppress, persecute and torment. These words reflect the act of causing physical pain, emotional distress or unfair treatment to someone. Other synonyms of illtreat include brutalize, victimize, humiliate, bully and intimidate. These words show how a person can become a victim of abuse, be manipulated, or subjected to unjust treatment or exploitation. Using these synonyms in language can help to express the severity of the act of illtreating someone and emphasize the need to condemn such behavior.

What are the hypernyms for Illtreat?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for Illtreat?

The word "illtreat" means to treat someone or something in a cruel or harmful manner. Antonyms for "illtreat" include "respect," "honor," "cherish," "protect," "care for," "treat well," and "nurture." These words suggest positive and compassionate treatment towards others or things. When we respect someone or something, we show that we value them and treat them with dignity. By honoring others, we recognize their worth and appreciate their contributions. Cherishing others means that we hold them close and treasure them. Protecting and caring for others demonstrate that we are willing to stand up for them and their needs. Treating others well and nurturing them help to foster positive growth and development in their lives.

Usage examples for Illtreat

But they say a man who is known to Illtreat his negroes is hated by all the rest of the community.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863"
Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
For if you wished to Illtreat an animal, it would be quite easy, even more easy, to suppose that an enemy or a murderer inhabited the body of the animal, and that you were but carrying out the decrees of fate by ill-using it.
"The Soul of a People"
H. Fielding
I don't wonder at his running away if they really did Illtreat him.
"The Outcaste"
F. E. Penny

Related words: ill-treatment of animals, cruel treatment of animals, animal abuse, cruelty to animals, animal cruelty laws, abusive treatment of animals

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