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English definition of “neglect”

neglect

verb [T] uk   /nɪˈɡlekt/ us  
C1 to not give enough care or attention to people or things that are your responsibility: to neglect your appearance/the garden He neglects that poor dog - he never takes him for walks or gives him any attention. I'm afraid I've rather neglected my studies this week. neglect to do sth C2 to not do something, often because you forget: I'd neglected to give him the name of the hotel where I'd be staying. He neglected to mention the fact that we could lose money on the deal.

neglect

noun [U] uk   /nɪˈɡlekt/ us  
C1 a situation in which you do not give enough care or attention to someone or something, or the state of not receiving enough care or attention: Both parents were found guilty of neglect and their child was taken away from them. Over the years the church has fallen into a state of neglect.
(Definition of neglect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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