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verb [transitive] neglect pronunciation in American English /nəˈɡlekt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyneglect
he/she/itneglects
present participleneglecting
past tenseneglected
past participleneglected

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  1. 2
    to fail to do something that you should do

    He couldn't neglect his duties as an officer.

    neglect to do something:

    She had neglected to inform me that the company was having financial problems.

  2. 3
    to fail to pay attention to something such as an idea or a work of art

    Often in the past the issue of disability has been neglected.

    His work has been badly neglected.

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