I'm looking for a word describing the act of administering therapy or of giving therapy to someone.


The job of a therapist is to ________

  • Do you expect the single word to the be last in the sentence, or is a transitive verb acceptable? In other words, can the word fit the construction the job of a therapist is to ____ patients? – Jason Bassford Jun 29 '18 at 21:19
  • @Jason Bassford I really don't know, either is fine. – Leo Jun 29 '18 at 21:20
  • Treat. Therapy is just a Greek word for medical treatment. – StoneyB on hiatus Jun 29 '18 at 21:27

A therapist is

one specializing in therapy; especially : a person trained in methods of treatment and rehabilitation other than the use of drugs or surgery · a speech therapist

Therefore, the job of a therapist is to treat patients:

4 : to care for or deal with medically or surgically · treat a disease

Or, the job of a therapist is to rehabilitate patients:

2 b : to restore or bring to a condition of health or useful and constructive activity

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