What are some opposite words for neglect?

Antonyms for neglect
nɪˈglɛkt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term neglect.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disregard, neglect(noun)

    lack of attention and due care

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, carelessness, disuse, nonperformance, neglectfulness

  2. neglect, disuse(noun)

    the state of something that has been unused and neglected

    "the house was in a terrible state of neglect"

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, carelessness, disuse, neglectfulness, nonperformance

  3. disregard, neglect(noun)

    willful lack of care and attention

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, carelessness, disuse, nonperformance, neglectfulness

  4. negligence, neglect, neglectfulness(noun)

    the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

    Synonyms:
    neglectfulness, carelessness, negligence, disuse, disregard, nonperformance

  5. negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance(verb)

    failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, disuse, neglectfulness, nonperformance, disregard, sloppiness, negligence

  6. neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap(verb)

    leave undone or leave out

    "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

    Synonyms:
    unload, overleap, dribble, lose, drip, vault, send packing, drop off, dismiss, drop down, sink, fail, dominate, fell, degenerate, deteriorate, look out over, leave off, lack, ignore, leave out, throw, cast, cut down, pretermit, put down, take out, devolve, expend, exclude, dangle, send away, set down, flatten, look across, swing, cast off, strike down, throw off, escape, overtop, command, except, drop, shake off, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, look out on, miss, throw away, disregard, shed, omit

  7. fail, neglect(verb)

    fail to do something; leave something undone

    "She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

    Synonyms:
    go, conk out, give way, overlook, flunk, bomb, betray, leave out, break down, die, omit, run out, break, overleap, flush it, drop, miscarry, miss, give out, ignore, fail, go wrong, pretermit, disregard, go bad

  8. neglect(verb)

    fail to attend to

    "he neglects his children"

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

    Synonyms:
    drop, omit, fail, miss, leave out, overleap, pretermit, disregard, overlook, ignore

  9. neglect, ignore, disregard(verb)

    give little or no attention to

    "Disregard the errors"

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

    Synonyms:
    miss, omit, brush aside, overlook, disregard, leave out, cut, discount, overleap, dismiss, drop, push aside, brush off, fail, snub, pretermit, ignore

Wiktionary

  1. neglect(noun)

    Synonyms:
    negligence, carelessness

  2. neglect(noun)

    To disregard or pay little attention to something.

    Synonyms:
    negligence, carelessness

  3. neglect(noun)

    To fail to care for, or attend to something.

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, negligence

  4. neglect(verb)

    To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.

    Synonyms:
    negligence, carelessness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. neglect

    Neglect (Latin nec, not, and lego, gather) is the failing to take such care, show such attention, pay such courtesy, etc., as may be rightfully or reasonably expected. Negligence, which is the same in origin, may be used in almost the same sense, but with a slighter force, as when Whittier speaks of "the negligence which friendship loves;" but negligence is often used to denote the quality or trait of character of which the act is a manifestation, or to denote the habit of neglecting that which ought to be done. Neglect is transitive, negligence is intransitive; we speak of neglect of his books, friends, or duties, in which cases we could not use negligence; negligence in dress implies want of care as to its arrangement, tidiness, etc.; neglect of one's garments would imply leaving them exposed to defacement or injury, as by dust, moths, etc. Neglect has a passive sense which negligence has not; the child was suffering from neglect, i. e., from being neglected by others; the child was suffering from negligence would imply that he himself was neglectful. The distinction sometimes made that neglect denotes the act, and negligence the habit, is but partially true; one may be guilty of habitual neglect of duty; the wife may suffer from her husband's constant neglect, while the negligence which causes a railroad accident may be that of a moment, and on the part of one ordinarily careful and attentive; in such cases the law provides punishment for criminal negligence.

    See synonyms for CARE.

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, default, disregard, disrespect, failure, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slackness, slight, thoughtlessness

    Preposition:
    Neglect of duty, of the child by the parent; there was neglect on the part of the teacher.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. neglect(v)

    Antonyms:
    consider, respect, notice, observe, regard, esteem, tend, attend, foster, study

    Synonyms:
    slight, overlook, omit, disregard, disesteem, despite, contemn

  2. neglect(n)

    Antonyms:
    attention, consideration, respect, notice, regard, esteem

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, omission, failure, default, slight, carelessness, remissness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. neglect(n)

    Synonyms:
    disregard, omission, negligence, default, dereliction, remissness, oversight

  2. neglect(v)

    Synonyms:
    disregard, slight, overlook, ignore, omit

Editors Contribution

  1. navigate

    we do not need to navigate we need to neglect. (i am a 5th grader)

    we are going to neglect not navigate

    Submitted by anonymous on September 14, 2020  
  2. navigate

    we do not need to navigate we need to neglect. (i am a 5th grader)

    we are going to neglect not navigate

    Submitted by anonymous on September 14, 2020  
  3. ownership

    the passive form or handing over ownership, or disowning rightful responsibility.

    neglect of ownership for this project created chaos in the boardroom.

    Submitted by rinat on November 5, 2015  

How to use neglect in a sentence?

  1. San Juan mayor:

    The administration killed Puerto Rico with neglect. The Trump administration led us to believe they were helping when they weren't up to par, and they didn't allow other countries to help us.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.

  3. Javier Campos:

    I locked my kids in the basement. I did not do it to hurt them, but I was trying to do it because I did not want them to make a big mess when I was gone, i am faced with a level six felony of neglect to my kids, which I understand. I made mistakes.

  4. Lisa Graybill:

    Dozens have died and hundreds of others live in squalid conditions with standing sewage in freezing temperatures as a result of ... Mississippis neglect. Mississippis prisons are overcrowded, understaffed, and arent safe for anyone.

  5. Chika Onuegbu:

    "Our Governor Sir, hardly does any day pass in Nigeria, without a report of a massacre of Nigerians by Nigerians or at least, coordinated by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the report of a major violent crime committed against Nigerians by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the story of how large sums of money are stolen by Nigerians who are in positions of trust. The revelations at the various probes by the National Assembly are heart breaking as billions of Naira meant for the improvement in the welfare and condition of living of ordinary Nigerians are brazenly stolen by those who they are entrusted in their care. All these are examples of violence against the people of Nigeria. The killings and maiming of Nigerians, whether by Boko Haram, Militants, cult groups, kidnappers, armed robbers, misguided youths, political thugs and other forms of societal vices by deviant groups under whatever guise, are all examples of direct violence. There is also structural violence, which is the violence that does not hurt or kill through fists or guns or bombs, but through social structures that produce poverty, death and enormous suffering such as: corruption, injustice and bad governance. The truth is that, no one will be able to properly address the problems of direct violence especially, those with ideological inclination without understanding the relationship between direct violence and structural violence. For instance, take a hypothetical example of a man who loses his land or fishing port to oil /gas exploitation because of unjust laws. His son loses her mother because of poverty and crumbling social infrastructure in the Niger Delta, his daughter cannot further her education because the surviving parent is poor. Yet, they live closer oil pipelines When she manages to go to school through community effort. She is told that there is no job for her. She becomes unemployed and frustrated. The community also becomes frustrated, and unable to sponsor others like her. They become abandoned and trapped in the heinous poverty circle while their God-given resources are carted away and used to fund a system of fiscal federalism that is a misnomer and unbecoming of any true federation. The fund is used to pay for the construction of the expensive city of Abuja, fund the huge corruption that we read daily in the newspapers, finance expatriate workers in the Oil and Gas Industry who enjoy highest condition of service, incomparable to any of their equivalent in the world, fund one of the most expensive National Assemblies in the world and provide for the lavish and hedonistic lifestyle of the privileged few Nigerians . Our Governor Sir, you will agree with us that hunger, neglect, frustration and deprivation of this magnitude IN THE MIDST OF PLENTY is a serious form of violence, capable of pushing ( indeed has pushed) the man and his community into direct violence. The story is also not different in Northern Nigeria, where years of deprivation, neglect, corruption and misrule by the ruling elites have led to the emergence and establishment of dynasties of poverty in the form of ‘Almajiris’, and now we all cry over the terror in the land, occasioned by the ‘Boko Haram’ insurgence. Let me quickly add that I am not by any chance providing any justification for criminal activities, I am only showing how one crime, for example corruption, leads to another. For example, the killings by ‘Boko Haram’ or militant/cult groups in the Niger Delta. This analysis in my view, is important if we must address the unacceptable violence, insecurity and wanton killings in Nigeria that is fast becoming a way of life in our beloved country." Exerpt from AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY COMRADE HYGINUS CHIKA ONUEGBU (JP, FCA) STATE CHAIRMAN TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA (TUC) RIVERS STATE COUNCIL ON THE OCCASION OF 2012 MAY DAY CELEBRATION IN RIVERS STATE NIGERIA.

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