ignore implies a failure to regard something obvious.
ignored the snide remark
overlook suggests disregarding or ignoring through haste or lack of care.
in my rush I overlooked a key example
slight implies contemptuous or disdainful disregarding or omitting.
slighted several major authors in her survey
forget may suggest either a willful ignoring or a failure to impress something on one's mind.
forget what others say
Examples of forget in a Sentence
I keep forgetting her name.
The pain and misery are impossible to forget.
She forgot how to set up the tent.
I'll never forget the first time we met.
Don't forget that you have to turn off the light when you leave.
“Did you pay the bill?” “I forgot.”
He's now a forgotten hero.
He's a forgotten man in the world of politics.
If you're hoping to hear from him soon, forget it, it's not going to happen. Forget about finding a way to escape—there's no way out of here.See More
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Middle English, from Old English forgietan, from for- + -gietan (akin to Old Norse geta to get)