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Definition of neglect verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they neglect
    he / she / it neglects
    past simple neglected
    -ing form neglecting
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  1. 1neglect somebody/something to fail to take care of someone or something She denies neglecting her baby. The buildings had been neglected for years. Don't neglect your health.
  2. 2neglect something to not give enough attention to something Dance has been neglected by television. She has neglected her studies.
  3. 3neglect to do something (formal) to fail or forget to do something that you ought to do synonym omit You neglected to mention the name of your previous employer. see also negligence
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: neglect

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