verb ig·nore \ig-ˈnr\

: to refuse to show that you hear or see (something or someone)

: to do nothing about or in response to (something or someone)


Full Definition of IGNORE

transitive verb
:  to refuse to take notice of
:  to reject (a bill of indictment) as ungrounded
ig·nor·able \-ˈnr-ə-bəl\ adjective
ig·nor·er noun

Examples of IGNORE

  1. She tried to ignore him but he wouldn't leave her alone.
  2. I'll ignore that last remark.
  3. If we continue to ignore these problems they will only get worse.
  4. They ignored the warning signs.

Origin of IGNORE

obsolete ignore to be ignorant of, from French ignorer, from Latin ignorare, from ignarus ignorant, unknown, from in- + gnoscere, noscere to know — more at know
First Known Use: 1801


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