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meaning of neglect #1 (permalink) Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:05 am   meaning of neglect
 

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ESL/EFL Test #215 "Antonyms (1)", question 9

Child welfare deals with parents or caregivers who abuse and/or neglect their children. What is an antonym of neglect? .........

(a) abandon
(b) mistreat
(c) nurture
(d) delegate

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #215 "Antonyms (1)", answer 9

Child welfare deals with parents or caregivers who abuse and/or neglect their children. What is an antonym of neglect? nurture

Correct answer: (c) nurture
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meaning of neglect #2 (permalink) Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:47 am   meaning of neglect
 

Hi Yukos,

The word is 'neglect' and means 'take no interest in' 'take no notice of'. In the sentence it suggests that some parents do not mind whether their children are properly fed or clothed.

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