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English definition of “neglect”

neglect

verb [T]     /nɪˈɡlekt/
to not give enough care or attention to something or someone: to neglect your appearance/the garden [often passive] Some of these kids have been badly neglected in the past. neglected animalsNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
neglect to do sth to not do something, often intentionally: He neglected to mention the fact that we could lose money on the deal.Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of neglect verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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