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.
Recent Examples of ignore from the Web
The governor of Chihuahua, Javier Corral, of the opposition National Action Party, has accused his predecessor, César Duarte, from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, of ignoring criminal cases and brokering deals with drug cartels.
Burfict’s most underrated – possibly even ignored by fans –
Omar Nelson, an attorney for Thomas’ family, likens the yacht club to a softball tournament organizer who ignores a lightning storm during a game.
The City Council ignored the state’s deadline and a June 15 letter threatening imminent legal action.
His are a kind of thrilling comedy, reliant on the pure technique of filmmaking that too much of film comedy today ignores.
But Jean-Sébastien Borghetti of the Panthéon-Assas University in Paris says the ruling leaves a worrying amount of room for judges in the European Union to ignore certain kinds of scientific evidence.
This seems consistent with what the Times reported earlier this year regarding Uber’s decision to create software that would fool regulators in Portland, or ignore the D.M.V. and put its driverless cars on the roads without permission.
There have also been many complaints that concerns about fire safety at Grenfell Tower had been ignored, including lack of a working fire alarm system or sprinklers.
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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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