To deal with
Deal Deal, v. i. 1. To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players. [1913 Webster]

2. To do a distributing or retailing business, as distinguished from that of a manufacturer or producer; to traffic; to trade; to do business; as, he deals in flour. [1913 Webster]

They buy and sell, they deal and traffic. --South. [1913 Webster]

This is to drive to wholesale trade, when all other petty merchants deal but for parcels. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

3. To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or with. [1913 Webster]

Sometimes he that deals between man and man, raiseth his own credit with both, by pretending greater interest than he hath in either. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat. [1913 Webster]

If he will deal clearly and impartially, . . . he will acknowledge all this to be true. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

5. To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with. [1913 Webster]

{To deal by}, to treat, either well or ill; as, to deal well by servants. ``Such an one deals not fairly by his own mind.'' --Locke.

{To deal in}. (a) To have to do with; to be engaged in; to practice; as, they deal in political matters. (b) To buy and sell; to furnish, as a retailer or wholesaler; as, they deal in fish.

{To deal with}. (a) To treat in any manner; to use, whether well or ill; to have to do with; specifically, to trade with. ``Dealing with witches.'' --Shak. (b) To reprove solemnly; to expostulate with. [1913 Webster]

The deacons of his church, who, to use their own phrase, ``dealt with him'' on the sin of rejecting the aid which Providence so manifestly held out. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

Return . . . and I will deal well with thee. --Gen. xxxii. 9. [1913 Webster]


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