French translation of 'neglect'
1. (= fail to look after)
[child, patient] négliger
[plant, garden, building] négliger
2. [duty, reponsibilities, homework] négliger
They never neglect their duties. Ils ne négligent jamais leurs devoirs.
to neglect to do sth négliger de faire qch
3. (= pay little attention to) [person] négliger
1. [of person, duty] négligence f
It was neglect that caused the infant’s death. Ce fut la négligence qui a provoqué la mort du nourrisson.
2. (= state) abandon m
to suffer from neglect être laissé à l’abandon
housing estates suffering from vandalism and neglect des cités en proie au vandalisme et laissées à l’abandon
state of neglect état d’abandon
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Example Sentences Including 'neglect'
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The car rental service had neglected to give us a spare.Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)
The hope is that this will give the somewhat neglected museum a boost.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Those most in need of care may feel neglected.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Abuse against the elderly included a significant amount of neglect in care homes, as well as theft.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
An inquest found that care failures and neglect contributed to his death.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Failing to ensure this will be seen as an act of neglect and should not be allowed to go unanswered.The Sun (2009)
Hundreds of patients in these hospital groups were condemned to death by monstrous neglect and grotesque bureaucracy.The Sun (2011)
It is sad that most of these works were neglected after his death.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The town was barely damaged during the operation but a number of buildings have suffered from neglect.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This report is one in a long line showing how essential aspects of care are being neglected.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Three detectives were accused of neglect of duty.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Although given as a hypothetical situation, if such an incident were to happen, not to search the individual would be a neglect of duty.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
For a politician or official not to listen to such representation is to neglect their duty dangerously.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They knew and flaunted their legal right to offend; they neglected their moral duty not to.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The physical aspect is not neglected - all patients receive an extensive physical examination.Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)
Yet it has been both practiced and neglected by churches in our day.Christianity Today (2000)
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'neglect' in Other Languages
British English: neglect /nɪˈɡlɛkt/ NOUN
Neglect is the failure to look after someone or something properly.
The town's old quayside is collapsing after years of neglect.
- American English: neglect
- Arabic: إِهْمَالٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: negligência
- Chinese: 忽视
- Croatian: zanemarivanje
- Czech: zanedbávání
- Danish: forsømmelse
- Dutch: verwaarlozing
- European Spanish: negligencia
- Finnish: laiminlyönti
- French: négligence
- German: Vernachlässigung
- Greek: αμέλεια
- Italian: trascuratezza
- Japanese: 怠慢
- Korean: 방치
- Norwegian: forsømmelse
- Polish: zaniedbanie
- European Portuguese: negligência
- Romanian: neglijență
- Russian: пренебрежение
- Spanish: negligencia
- Swedish: försummelse
- Thai: การละเลย
- Turkish: ihmal
- Ukrainian: занедбаність
- Vietnamese: sự sao lãng
British English: neglect /nɪˈɡlɛkt/ VERB
If you neglect someone or something, you fail to look after them properly.
The woman denied that she had neglected her child.
- American English: neglect
- Arabic: يُهْمِلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: negligenciar
- Chinese: 忽视
- Croatian: zanemariti
- Czech: zanedbat
- Danish: forsømme
- Dutch: verwaarlozen
- European Spanish: descuidar
- Finnish: lyödä laimin
- French: négliger
- German: vernachlässigen
- Greek: παραμελώ
- Italian: trascurare
- Japanese: おろそかにする
- Korean: 방치하다
- Norwegian: forsømme
- Polish: zaniedbać
- European Portuguese: negligenciar
- Romanian: a neglija
- Russian: пренебрегать
- Spanish: descuidar
- Swedish: försumma
- Thai: ทอดทิ้ง
- Turkish: ihmal etmek
- Ukrainian: занедбатиperf
- Vietnamese: sao lãng
Translation of neglect from the Collins English to French
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