neglect


neglect
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noun
ADJECTIVE
general, total
relative
benign

The 18th-century interior of the building has survived through benign neglect.

serious (esp. BrE), wilful/willful
emotional, physical
medical

Medical neglect occurs when medical care is withheld.

child

The maximum penalty for child neglect is ten years' imprisonment.

parental

children who are victims of deliberate parental neglect

VERB + NEGLECT
suffer, suffer from

The buildings suffered neglect for centuries.

be guilty of

The doctor was guilty of serious neglect of duty.

PREPOSITION
by neglect

cruelty by neglect

through neglect

the suffering of children through neglect

neglect of

Abuse, domestic violence and neglect of children took place.

to the neglect of

She had concentrated on her music to the neglect of her other studies.

PHRASES
centuries of neglect, years of neglect

After years of neglect the house is at last being restored.

neglect of duty

He was reprimanded for neglect of duty.

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verb
ADVERB
grossly (formal), seriously
completely, entirely, totally
largely
generally

These are subjects generally neglected by historians.

conveniently (ironic), deliberately, wilfully/willfully (esp. BrE)

They conveniently neglected their responsibilities.

hitherto, previously
VERB + NEGLECT
tend to
cannot afford to

This sector is one of the major growth areas and we cannot afford to neglect it.

PREPOSITION
in favour/favor of

Local communities have been neglected in favour/favor of private sector interests.

Neglect is used with these nouns as the object: ↑aspect, ↑child, ↑detail, ↑duty, ↑effect, ↑responsibility

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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