Definitions and Examples of ignore, neglect
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally.
She decided to ignore the negative comments and focus on her goals.
Fail to care for properly; disregard or overlook.
The landlord neglected to repair the leaking roof, causing damage to the tenant's belongings.
Key Differences: ignore vs neglect
- 1Ignore implies a deliberate decision not to pay attention or acknowledge someone or something.
- 2Neglect implies a failure to care for or attend to someone or something properly.
Effective Usage of ignore, neglect
- 1Social Interactions: Use frisk to describe a thorough search or inspection, and ignore or neglect to describe a lack of attention or care towards someone or something.
- 2Daily Life: Use ignore or neglect to describe situations where someone or something is not given the proper attention or care.
- 3Law Enforcement: Use frisk to describe a search for weapons or contraband, and ignore or neglect to describe a failure to follow proper procedures or investigate a crime.
The antonyms of frisk are ignore and neglect. Use ignore to describe a deliberate decision not to pay attention or acknowledge someone or something, and neglect to describe a failure to care for or attend to someone or something properly. Use these words in social interactions, daily life, and law enforcement contexts.