neglect to (do something)

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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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In Oregon, 52 percent of child abuse and neglect reports in 2006 were for parents neglecting to provide the basic needs of children.
In his entire essay, he devotes a whopping one sentence to Hezbollah's firing rockets into Israel and its seizing of Israeli soldiers, neglecting to mention that the soldiers were kidnapped from Israeli soil and that other soldiers died in the incident.