|Origin:||, past participle of neglegere, negligere, from neg- 'not' + legere 'to gather'|
to fail to look after someone or something properly:
She smoked and drank, neglected the children, and left the clothes unmended.
a neglected garden
The building has been badly neglected.
to pay too little attention to something:
Many of these ideas have been neglected by modern historians.
The police officer was accused of neglecting his duty (=not doing everything he should).
to not do something:
You neglected to mention that they had a second album released during 1991.