- (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.
- (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.
- (transitive) To consider, as an example.
- Synonyms: consider, look at, take
- 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.
- Synonyms: care for, handle, look after, manage, take care of
- I can deal with this crew of workers.
- (transitive) To behave in a certain way towards.
- He deals fairly with his employees.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Ezekiel 23:25 ↗:
- And I will set my ielousie against thee, and they shall deale furiously with thee: they shall take away thy nose and thine eares, and thy remnant shall fall by the sword: they shall take thy sonnes and thy daughters, and thy residue shal be deuoured by the fire.
- (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
- (behave in a certain way towards) interact with
- French: avoir affaire à, aborder
- German: sich auseinandersetzen mit
- Italian: fare i conti
- Portuguese: lidar
- Spanish: tratar
- Russian: рассма́тривать
- French: gérer
- Spanish: tratar con
- Spanish: tratar