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  • verbtreat badly or wrongly
  • verbharm

synonyms for mistreat

  • abuse
  • brutalize
  • harm
  • maltreat
  • maul
  • misuse
  • molest
  • rough up
  • backbite
  • bash
  • chop
  • injure
  • outrage
  • rip
  • roughhouse
  • total
  • trash
  • wax
  • wound
  • wrong
  • bung up
  • do wrong
  • dump on
  • give black eye
  • handle roughly
  • kick around
  • knock around
  • mess up
  • push around
  • shake up
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antonyms for mistreat

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  • aid
  • assist
  • benefit
  • guard
  • help
  • protect
  • cure
  • heal
  • coddle
  • favor
  • pamper
  • pet
  • please
  • satisfy
  • treat well
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How to use mistreat in a sentence

In an ongoing investigation, ProPublica has detailed how NYPD officers who’ve mistreated civilians have escaped significant punishment and even been promoted to top positions, while commissioners have often dismissed proposed penalties for officers.
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The unverified claims in the podcast fueled speculation among fans that Spears was being mistreated, prompting an April 2019 public demonstration in Los Angeles where protestors demanded her release from the treatment facility.
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The company had a reputation for mistreating workers and had been fined by the Labor Department for failing to report injuries.
HOW THE HISTORY OF WATERLOO, IOWA, EXPLAINS HOW MEATPACKING PLANTS BECAME HOTBEDS OF COVID-19BY BERNICE YEUNG AND MICHAEL GRABELLDECEMBER 21, 2020PROPUBLICA
When large firms across industries have underpaid or mistreated workers, paid out bad actors, or failed to take a stand for what’s right, employee activists have increasingly pushed back, pressuring companies to do the right thing.
A TIMELINE CHARTING THE NEW RISE OF EMPLOYEE ACTIVISMLILA MACLELLANDECEMBER 13, 2020QUARTZ
Barely a month earlier, Alex was part of a different house, one that no longer exists because its manager allegedly withheld money from and mistreated its members.
HOW A TIKTOK HOUSE DESTROYED ITSELFREBECCA JENNINGSOCTOBER 1, 2020VOX
I am telling you that some people will judge and mistreat you just because of the color of your skin.
HOW OUTDOOR COMPANIES CAN BACK UP THEIR DEI PLEDGESKAI LIGHTNERSEPTEMBER 23, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Their fears were groundless for Paul would never let a dog go hungry or mistreat a human being.
THE MARVELOUS EXPLOITS OF PAUL BUNYANW. B. LAUGHEAD
It is one of our peculiarities that we like to mistreat anyone whose soul is differently organized from ours.
WALTER PIETERSEMULTATULI
Of his return to Ohio and of an attempt by a mob to capture and mistreat him we have his account in the Trumpet of Nov. 1.
BIRTH OF A REFORMATIONANDREW BYERS
If you have cruel step-parents who mistreat you out of pure meanness, everybody sympathizes with you.
GEORGINA'S SERVICE STARSANNIE FELLOWS JOHNSTON
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WORDS RELATED TO MISTREAT

  • bang up
  • beat up
  • bung up
  • corrupt
  • cut up
  • damage
  • defile
  • deprave
  • desecrate
  • harm
  • hose
  • ill-treat
  • impair
  • maltreat
  • mar
  • mess up
  • mishandle
  • mistreat
  • misuse
  • molest
  • oppress
  • persecute
  • pollute
  • rough up
  • roughhouse
  • ruin
  • shake up
  • spoil
  • taint
  • total
  • victimize
  • violate
  • wax
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.