neglect


neglect
neglect [ni glekt′]
vt.
[< L neglectus, pp. of negligere, neglegere, not to heed, be regardless of < neg- (see NEGATION) + legere, to gather (see LOGIC)]
1. to ignore or disregard [to neglect the advice of others]
2. to fail to care for or attend to sufficiently or properly; slight [to neglect one's family]
3. to fail to carry out (an expected or required action) through carelessness or by intention; leave undone
n.
1. the action of neglecting
2. lack of sufficient or proper care; negligence; disregard
3. the state of being neglected
neglecter
n.
neglector
SYN.- NEGLECT implies a failure to carry out some expected or required action, either through carelessness or by intention [I neglected to wind the clock ]; OMIT, in this connection, implies a neglecting through oversight, absorption, etc. [she should not omit to visit the museum ]; OVERLOOK suggests a failure to see or to take action, either inadvertently or indulgently [I'll overlook your error this time ]; DISREGARD implies inattention or neglect, usually intentional [she always disregards his wishes ]; IGNORE suggests a deliberate disregarding, sometimes through stubborn refusal to face the facts [but you ignore the necessity for action ]; SLIGHT implies a disregarding or neglecting in an indifferent or disdainful way [he seems to slight the newer writers ]; FORGET, in this connection, implies an intentional disregarding or omitting [after his election he forgot the wishes of the voters ]

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