from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To treat roughly or wrongly. See Synonyms at abuse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To treat someone, or something roughly or badly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To treat amiss; to abuse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To treat badly; maltreat; abuse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. treat badly
Depends on your definition of the term "mistreat".
The true aggressors are the men who mistreat and objectify them.
I invest a lot of my time and credibility in urging Americans not to judge or mistreat Pakistanis because of their religious, national, or ethnic identity.
If abortion is what it takes to mistreat the poor, so be it.
And there is no provision to abandon or mistreat children born with a genetic disability.
The comments I read and which were deleted by El Universal were not of the left-wing anti-Zionist variety but dealt more with the older prejudices: Jews are all rich; they look down on non-Jews; they are greedy and stingy; they mistreat and cheat their employees; since they feel ties with Israel they aren't "real" Mexicans; etc., etc.
But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
"This case is one more incident of an actress who seeks to take advantage of, mistreat and thumb her nose at those in her employ — in this instance the person who rescued her career as it was plummeting towards obscurity," the lawsuit states.
The question is how can people from such God conscious religious nations mistreat women?
This is just another way we neglect and mistreat our veterans, imo.