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Main Entry: 1ne·glect
to give little attention or respect to <neglected
their garden>2 :
to leave undone or not attended to especially through carelessness <don't neglect
to feed the fish>
- ne·glect·er nounsynonyms NEGLECT
mean to pass over something without giving it any or enough attention. NEGLECT
suggests that one has not given enough attention to something that deserves or requires attention, but the lack of attention may not be deliberate <you have been neglecting
your homework>. DISREGARD
suggests deliberately overlooking something usually because one feels that it is not worth noticing <disregarded
the "No Exit" sign and left through that door>. IGNORE
suggests deliberately overlooking something easily seen <my grandmother politely ignored
the messy room>.