deal with

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deal with (third-person singular simple present deals with, present participle dealing with, simple past and past participle dealt with)

  1. (transitive) To handle verbally or in some form of artistic expression; to address or discuss as a subject.
    Synonyms: address, cover, handle, plough, treat
    This book deals with incest.
  2. (transitive) To take action with respect to (someone or something).
    Synonyms: engage, handle, take on, work
    The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students.
  3. (transitive) To consider, as an example.
    Synonyms: consider, look at, take
    Let us deal with the case of China.
  4. (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.
  5. (transitive) To be in charge of, act on, or dispose of.
    Synonyms: care for, handle, look after, manage, take care of
    I can deal with this crew of workers.
  6. (transitive) To behave in a certain way towards.
    He deals fairly with his employees.

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