to take care of negligently or heedlessly; forbear for attending or treat with respect; be remiss in interest or responsibility toward; pay minimum awareness of; slight: since, to ignore a person's best interests; to neglect one's friends.
To neglect or omit; neglect: as, the real difference is indeed tiny it is neglected.
To omit doing or do; allow slide; leave undone; fail through heedlessness to complete or in doing (some thing): frequently with an infinitive as item.
. To cause become neglected or deferred.
Synonyms Neglect, Disregard, Slight. Slight always conveys intention: it applies to persons or things. Neglect and disregard apply more often to things, and can even or may not show intention; disregard is more usually intentional than neglect. Just neglect may be followed closely by an infinitive: as, to fail to write a letter; among things it usually relates to action which required, while neglect frequently pertains to failure to heed or notice: because, to disregard advice, a hint, a request, the lessons of experience, the signs of coming rain; to neglect a duty. See negligent and negligence.