Meaning of “neglect” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /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 animals
neglect to do sth

to not do something, often intentionally:

He neglected to mention the fact that we could lose money on the deal.

(Definition of “neglect verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)