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neglect to (do something)

1. To leave some action or obligation undone or uncompleted. Tom, you neglected to fill in these sections in the application. Please don't neglect to cash that check today.
2. To omit to complete some expected or required duty. We were wondering why you neglected to inform the board of your decision. A: "Didn't she tell you she was leaving?" B: "No, she neglected to share that information with me."
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neglect to do something

to fail to do something. I hope you do not neglect to lock the door. He neglected to water the plants.
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References in classic literature ?
Wrench should neglect her children more than others, she could not for the life of her understand.
Not content with the natural neglect into which Sight Recognition was falling, they began boldly to demand the legal prohibition of all "monopolizing and aristocratic Arts" and the consequent abolition of all endowments for the studies of Sight Recognition, Mathematics, and Feeling.
I am sure you neglect nothing that can add to the beauties of that noble place.
I then thought that my father would be unjust if he ascribed my neglect to vice or faultiness on my part, but I am now convinced that he was justified in conceiving that I should not be altogether free from blame.
Will she find an excuse for the neglect of the knight in the duty of a soldier?
NEGLECT is the most common form of child maltreatment and is consistently the main concern raised by adults contacting the NSPCC helpline.
REPORTS of child neglect in Wales have reached a record high, according to new figures published by the NSPCC.
The charity has revealed over the last year it referred an average of 16 reports of child neglect in Wales to police and social services every week.
THOUSANDS of Birmingham children are in need as a result of abuse or neglect, it has emerged Disturbing statistics discovered by the Birmingham Mail reveal more than 5,000 children are at risk of being mistreated.
THE number of cases of child cruelty and neglect reported to police have tripled in the past five years, it has emerged.
THE number of child cruelty and neglect cases recorded by police on Teesside has increased over the past three years - as the number nationally soars.
To meet 90by30's goal of reducing child abuse and neglect in Lane County 90 percent by 2030, we believe it is essential to first understand child abuse-related community attitudes, public opinion and local social norms.
HM Government (2015:93) describes child neglect as the persistent failure to meet physical and psychological needs, including:
The court found the couple guilty of gross neglect over a significant period of time.
Abu Dhabi: Despite the many incidents of child deaths and injuries due to falling from windows and balconies of high-rise apartments, legal experts in the capital have said that parental neglect is not a common phenomenon [in the UAE].