What does ignore mean?

Definitions for ignore
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ignore.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignore, disregard, snub, cut(verb)

    refuse to acknowledge

    "She cut him dead at the meeting"

  2. dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore(verb)

    bar from attention or consideration

    "She dismissed his advances"

  3. ignore(verb)

    fail to notice

  4. neglect, ignore, disregard(verb)

    give little or no attention to

    "Disregard the errors"

  5. ignore(verb)

    be ignorant of or in the dark about

Wiktionary

  1. ignore(Verb)

    To deliberately pay no attention to.

    Etymology: From ignorer, from ignorare, from ignarus, from in + gnarus, from *, noscere; see know.

  2. ignore(Verb)

    Fail to notice.

    Etymology: From ignorer, from ignorare, from ignarus, from in + gnarus, from *, noscere; see know.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignore(verb)

    to be ignorant of or not acquainted with

    Etymology: [L. ignorare; pref. in- not + the root of gnarus knowing, noscere to become acquainted with. See Know, and cf. Narrate.]

  2. Ignore(verb)

    to throw out or reject as false or ungrounded; -- said of a bill rejected by a grand jury for want of evidence. See Ignoramus

    Etymology: [L. ignorare; pref. in- not + the root of gnarus knowing, noscere to become acquainted with. See Know, and cf. Narrate.]

  3. Ignore(verb)

    hence: To refuse to take notice of; to shut the eyes to; not to recognize; to disregard willfully and causelessly; as, to ignore certain facts; to ignore the presence of an objectionable person

    Etymology: [L. ignorare; pref. in- not + the root of gnarus knowing, noscere to become acquainted with. See Know, and cf. Narrate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ignore

    ig-nōr′, v.t. wilfully to disregard: to set aside. [Fr.,—L. ignorāre, not to know—in, not, and gno-, root of (g)noscĕre, to know.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ignore' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3970

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ignore' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2832

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ignore' in Verbs Frequency: #288

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How to say ignore in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignore in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ignore in a Sentence

  1. Jim Boeheim:

    The committee chose to ignore the efforts which I have undertaken over the past 37 years to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the men's basketball program, instead, they chose to focus on the rogue and secretive actions of a former employee of the local YMCA and my former director of basketball operations in order to impose an unprecedented series of penalties upon the university and the men's basketball program.

  2. Cheri Patrick:

    Verdicts like these ignore the realities of how and why marriages fail, and remove personal responsibility for a person's own marriage, there are no winners in these cases.

  3. Amiya Powell:

    Dream Big. Nope, BIGGER. Ignore those who laugh at your goals. They will need that sense of humor when they're fetching your coffee.

  4. Dana Varble:

    Unfortunately one of the harder things to do is to ignore bad behavior, but say your dog is bugging you, constantly nudging you. If they give up and they go away to their bed, it's really important at that moment to go over to your dog and say, 'Oh, good dog sitting on your bed. Do the petting there, reinforce that.

  5. United States:

    Of course those demands have been completely ignored, but we expected nothing less, as long as the situation is not being treated as a crisis, then world and business leaders can of course continue to ignore the situation.

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