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- (transitive) To handle verbally or in some form of artistic expression; to address or discuss as a subject.
- This book deals with incest.
- (transitive) To take action with respect to (someone or something).
- The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students.
- (transitive) To consider, as an example.
- Let us deal with the case of China.
- (transitive) To come to terms with; to overcome any difficulties presented by.
- We deal with having just a gallon of gas. Thankfully he'd dealt with such issues before, so he had all the necessary experience.
- (transitive) To be in charge of, act on, or dispose of.
- I can deal with this crew of workers.
- (transitive) To behave in a certain way towards.
- He deals fairly with his employees.
- (handle verbally or in some form of artistic expression): address, cover, handle, plough/plow, treat
- (take action with respect to (someone or something)): engage, handle, take on, work
- (consider, as of an example): consider, look at, take
- (come to terms with successfully): come to terms with, contend with, cope with, get by with, grapple with, make do with, make out with, manage with
- (be in charge of, act on or dispose of): care for, handle, look after, manage, take care of
- (behave in a certain way towards): interact with
handle verbally or in some form of artistic expression
take action with respect to (someone or something)
behave in a certain way towards
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