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mistreated

to treat a person or animal badly, especially in a cruel way [= ill-treat, maltreat]:

Security forces are accused of mistreating prisoners.

relate

if two things relate, they are connected in some way [= connect]:

I don't understand how the two ideas relate.

impact

[countable noun] the effect or influence that an event, situation etc has on someone or something

impact on/upon
We need to assess the impact on climate change.
 
verb: to impact

broadband

a system of connecting computers to the Internet and moving information, such as messages or pictures, at a very high speed

apply

to make a formal request, usually written, for something such as a job, a place in a university, or permission to do something

apply for
She applied for a job with the local newspaper.

nevertheless

[conjunction]

in spite of a fact that you have just mentioned [= nonetheless]:

What you said was true. It was, nevertheless, a little unkind.

remote

far away

far from towns or other places where people live [= isolated]:

a remote border town

downtown

city center

grassroots

the grass roots

the ordinary people in an organization, rather than the leaders
 
grass roots [adjective:]
We are hoping for full participation at grass roots level.

consideration

[uncountable noun] formal

careful thought and attention, especially before making an official or important decision:

proposals put forward for consideration

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