Definition of ignore
1 : to refuse to take notice of
2 : to reject (a bill of indictment) as ungrounded
ignorableplay \ig-ˈnȯr-ə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of ignore in a sentence
She tried to ignore him but he wouldn't leave her alone.
I'll ignore that last remark.
If we continue to ignore these problems they will only get worse.
They ignored the warning signs.
Origin and Etymology 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
Synonym Discussion of ignore
IGNORE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ignore for English Language Learners
: to refuse to show that you hear or see (something or someone)
: to do nothing about or in response to (something or someone)
IGNORE Defined for Kids
Definition of ignore for Students
: to pay no attention to I ignored her rude remark.
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