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 for Neglecting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Neglect \Neg*lect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Neglected; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Neglecting.] [L. neglectus, p. p. of neglegere
     (negligere) to disregard, neglect, the literal sense prob.
     being, not to pick up; nec not, nor (fr. ne not + -que, a
     particle akin to Goth. -h, -uh, and prob. to E. who; cf.
     Goth. nih nor) + L. legere to pick up, gather. See No,
     adv., Legend, Who.]
     1. Not to attend to with due care or attention; to forbear
        one's duty in regard to; to allow to pass unimproved,
        unheeded, undone, etc.; to omit; to disregard; to slight;
        as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay debts.
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              I hope
              My absence doth neglect no great designs. --Shak.
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              This, my long suffering and my day of grace,
              Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.
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     2. To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or
        respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers.
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     Syn: To slight; overlook; disregard; disesteem; contemn. See
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