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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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Unlike disorganized neglecting families, these families depend on cognitive information as their organizing structure.
They represent the most prevalent experience with neglecting families.
(1981) (13) identified more than 30 years ago when they wrote about "damaged parents." The implications of Crittenden's work, if adopted and researched, may offer a new path to improving system outcomes with neglecting caregivers.
Crittenden's three types of neglect offer a typology for assessing and structuring interventions in neglecting families.
The children in severely neglecting families do not receive most of the basic necessities of life.
Meals may be erratic and of varying degrees of nutritional value; however, they are cooked and an effort is made to feed the family, a feature that marks a qualitative difference from severely neglecting families (Young, 1981).
Although some parents both abuse and neglect their children, considerable research has been done to distinguish generally neglecting parents from those who physically maltreat (Belsky, 1993).
Additional characteristics that have been associated with neglecting parents include an immature, childlike personality related to low self-esteem; poor impulse control; substance abuse; increased incidence of maternal depression; limited financial and household management skills; and limited social competencies (Ethier, Lacharite, & Couture, 1995; Jaudes & Ekwo, 1995; Pianta, Egeland, & Erickson, 1989; Polansky, Gaudin, & Kilpatrick, 1992).