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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ne·glect /nɪˈglɛkt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Neg·lect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Neglected; p. pr. & vb. n. Neglecting.]
 1. Not to attend to with due care or attention; to forbear one's duty in regard to; to allow to pass unimproved, unheeded, undone, etc.; to omit; to disregard; to slight; as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay debts.
 I hope
 My absence doth neglect no great designs.   --Shak.
 This, my long suffering and my day of grace,
 Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.   --Milton.
 2. To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers.
 Syn: -- To slight; overlook; disregard; disesteem; contemn. See Slight.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Neg·lect, n.
 1. Omission of proper attention; avoidance or disregard of duty, from heedlessness, indifference, or willfulness; failure to do, use, or heed anything; culpable disregard; as, neglect of business, of health, of economy.
 To tell thee sadly, shepherd, without blame,
 Or our neglect, we lost her as we came.   --Milton.
 2. Omission of attention or civilities; slight; as, neglect of strangers.
 3. Habitual carelessness; negligence.
    Age breeds neglect in all.   --Denham.
 4. The state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected.
    Rescue my poor remains from vile neglect.   --Prior.
 Syn: -- Negligence; inattention; disregard; disesteem; remissness; indifference. See Negligence.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: lack of attention and due care [syn: disregard]
      2: the state of something that has been unused and neglected;
         "the house was in a terrible state of neglect" [syn: disuse]
      3: willful lack of care and attention [syn: disregard]
      4: the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
         [syn: negligence, neglectfulness]
      5: failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person
         would exercise under the same circumstances [syn: negligence,
          carelessness, nonperformance]
      v 1: leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?";
           "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
           [syn: pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out,
           overlook, overleap] [ant: attend to]
      2: fail to do something; leave something undone; "She failed to
         notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The
         secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost
         the account" [syn: fail]
      3: fail to attend to; "he neglects his children"
      4: give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors" [syn:
          ignore, disregard]