Translation of neglect in Spanish:


desatender, v.

Pronunciation /nɪˈɡlɛkt//nəˈɡlɛkt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (leave uncared-for)
    (family/child) desatender
    (health/house) descuidar
    he neglected his appearance dejó de arreglarse
    • you've been neglecting us dreadfully! ¡nos tienes abandonados!
    • No army cares for its sick and wounded while neglecting its on-duty, frontline soldiers.
    • Keepers initially feared that first-time mother Kamlesh may have neglected the infants or failed to bond with them.
    • Small wonder that sometimes patients slip through the net of care and are shamefully neglected.
    • Some people may also neglect their own personal care and hygiene.
    • You and I have have been together for so long now you may feel that I sometimes neglect you, or fail to tell you how I really feel.
    • Castledermot is looking nicely spruced up, although some premises are sadly neglected, and in need of a face lift.
    • Yet her statue has long been neglected and forgotten in West Bank Park.
    • This worked well when properly supervised but failed when neglected.
    • Wilson's is one of the most incisive, informed texts on the man who is still neglected and forgotten.
    • And I feel like I have neglected my blog, having not updated properly all week.
    • Most of your wedding plans will focus on the practical details, but take care not to neglect yourself in the process.
    • By that time they say the baby would already have spent a long time in care or in an orphanage and may have been neglected or maltreated.
    • He could have put me into care or neglected me or something.
    • The mother may not be able to love or care for the child and it will be neglected during and after pregnancy.
    • She was all that was holding them together; she neglected herself to take care of her family.
    • My concern with this is that rural communities are going to be neglected and forgotten by the power base of the urban voter.
    • And then, once the theoretical package is in place, you have to look around and see if it is being applied properly, or whether the tradition is neglecting someone or something.
    • We need books that touch the pulse of our community in new ways - ways that teach us how to take our Path powerfully into the future without forgetting our past or neglecting our present.
    • Faith knew that she was neglecting the people that cared about her but she couldn't help it.
    • Mr Bradley said the responsible adult was guilty of neglecting the child in their care and should be prosecuted.
  • 2

    her work has been unjustly neglected su obra no ha recibido el reconocimiento que merece
  • 3

    (not carry out)
    (duty/obligations) desatender
    (obligations/duty) faltar a
    (duty/obligations) no cumplir con
    (business/studies) descuidar
    • She should have felt those petals, but sorry, this author neglected to write that detail.
    • ‘If a member of the public neglects to mention that they are taking a herbal remedy when purchasing a prescription medicine the implications could be very serious indeed,’ she said.
    • He neglected to point out that the current policies have failed miserably, in every way.
    • With his usual lack of concreteness, however, he neglects to point out that the most important present challenge to this country comes from the danger of terrorism itself and the priorities it imposes on us.
    • He insists that he'll not be in a particular hurry - though he neglects to mention whether he'll pick it up a gear if, approaching Loch Lomond, he realises that the Lions are about to kick off.
    • If you provide enough disk storage, an entire backup run can proceed on schedule even when a tape drive fails or when somebody neglects to load the expected tapes.
    • The Defendant has failed and neglected to account to the Claimant.
    • During the rigid examinations, inspectors regularly fail the trainees for neglecting to clip all strings out of the inside of their shirt pockets and failing to shine both sides of their brass belt buckles.
    • However, he neglects to point out that my father was a deck-hand on the Forrest River launch and could have easily accompanied or followed the search party without being listed on the public record.
    • This gambit is particularly effective when your interviewer courteously neglects to probe you on your ‘Come to Jesus’ transformation.
    • He neglects to mention the other sites his search brings up.
    • As for the Integrity Act, while it spells out the definition of corruption, it neglects to state any sanctions for government officials found guilty of abusing their office.
    • Over all, about half of the errors were omissions - neglecting to tell the doctor important facts or failing to ask about allergies.
    • You just shouldn't neglect to care for them properly.
    • This same article neglects to mention the average weekly admittance through alcohol-related injuries, a little more severe than the pill related ‘illnesses’.
    • Many reintroduction programs fail or have limited success because they neglect to account for the behavioral ecology of the species of concern.
    • For example, he neglects to mention (or perhaps space did not permit) that one of the flaws of manual counting is being deliberately imported into the computerised and supposedly more accurate system.
    • However, he neglects to mention that at 316 Thames Valley and Essex sites, which represented more than half of the trial, the number of injury accidents actually increased!
    • But he neglects to tell us how this was achieved.
    • No one criticizes a singer for failing to present evidence, or neglecting to cite the sources from which the singer obtained information.
  • 4

    he neglected to inform the authorities faltó a su deber de informar a las autoridades
    • he neglected to mention that … omitió mencionar que …


  • 1

    (lack of care) abandono masculine
    (negligence) negligencia feminine
    through neglect por negligencia
    • the garden has fallen into neglect el jardín está muy abandonado / descuidado
    • ‘We should try to understand whether any decisions made by officials amounted to neglect of his or her duties,’ he said.
    • Life in the camps was sometimes easier than subsistence on the war-torn veld, but malnutrition, disease, and neglect killed 42,000 camp inmates.
    • An inquest into Ricky's death returned an open verdict and a Police Complaints Authority report showed that evidence had been lost and three officers were found guilty of neglect of duty.
    • There is, however, one basic fact, in that over 30 years in the ownership of Leeds City Council the Civic Centre has been allowed to deteriorate with enthusiastic neglect.
    • The cottage door had been newly painted but, in the grey of the afternoon, the bedraggled vines that clung to the brickwork gave the place an air of neglect.
    • It's as welcome as it is overdue - utilitarian covers and some less-than-sparkling CD transfers had given their back catalogue an air of neglect.
    • There was an air of neglect around the place as it was slowly and silently crumbling.
    • The majority of the houses obtained by private landlords were now exhibiting signs of neglect and dilapidation.
    • According to the leader of a Co Mayo-based women's group, widespread neglect is depriving rural women of their rights as citizens.
    • Oil contamination would result from neglect of compressor maintenance, leading to mechanical failure.
    • Outside the core, it continues to be blighted by an air of neglect.
    • The photo below is of a building in central Havana that collapsed yesterday after decades of neglect and deterioration.
    • Earlier this year Janet and supporters marched on Downing Street in October to demand a public inquiry into Christopher's death after five police officers were cleared of neglect of duty.
    • Further along the river, villages tell the story of neglect and abandonment and a people living in abysmal conditions.
    • I only hope that no one was injured because of the brief and regretted irresponsible neglect of my Civic Duty in reporting that which I believe to be criminal.
    • There was a near total neglect of development by the last government, especially where the grassroots communities were concerned.
    • I think the council could do more to prevent this kind of vandalism and dispel the air of neglect which pervades this allotment.
    • An air of neglect hung over the whole complex, almost completely masking the grandeur of the original plan.
    • It will not only record, but also highlight the true extent of empty buildings, derelict shops, empty houses, other signs of neglect and lack of important services.
    • The number of holy wells in the British Isles runs into many thousands, including those still in use, those in assorted states of neglect and dilapidation, and those which have disappeared from view.
    • The Empty Property Strategy aims to identify the problems created by empty housing, both social and financial, which occur as the result of neglect or abandonment.
    • If, for example, an allegation of neglect of duty is concerned, then very often it is not just the front line officer who is responsible but the supervisors and middle managers.
    • The pain of neglect and abandonment seemed to wear off.
    • Guyana, although rich in natural resources, has suffered from neglect and lack of investment over the last thirty years.
    • I am well aware of the construction of this super edifice and suggest that 130 years of life would be an under-estimation, the recent neglect of roof repairs.
    • Nothing looked the same and a vague air of neglect and disrepair hung over the streets, businesses, and homes.
    • Portlaoise hospital was seventh from the bottom of the 54 acute hospitals in the damning report that shows widespread neglect of basic hygiene practices.
    • Children born into trauma, loss, deprivation and neglect, begin this way.
    • Many had died from nearly three years of neglect, hunger, disease, and torture at the hands of the Japanese.
  • 2

    the neglect the composer suffered in the 19th century el olvido al que se relegó al compositor en el siglo XIX
  • 3

    (of duty, obligation)
    incumplimiento masculine
    the neglect of these simple precautions la falta de atención a estas simples precauciones