What does ignore mean?

Definitions for ignore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignore, disregard, snub, cutverb

    refuse to acknowledge

    "She cut him dead at the meeting"

  2. dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignoreverb

    bar from attention or consideration

    "She dismissed his advances"

  3. ignoreverb

    fail to notice

  4. neglect, ignore, disregardverb

    give little or no attention to

    "Disregard the errors"

  5. ignoreverb

    be ignorant of or in the dark about


  1. ignoreverb

    To deliberately pay no attention to.

  2. ignoreverb

    Fail to notice.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Ignoreverb

    Not to know; to be ignorant of. This word Boyle endeavoured to introduce; but it has not been received.

    Etymology: ignorer, French; ignoro, Latin.

    I ignored not the stricter interpretation, given by modern criticks to divers texts, by me alleged. Boyle.

    Philosophy would solidly be established, if men would more carefully distinguish those things that they know from those that they ignore. Boyle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignoreverb

    to be ignorant of or not acquainted with

  2. Ignoreverb

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

  3. Ignoreverb

    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

  4. 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.]

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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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  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. Cathy Osten:

    Some towns have taken the proper steps to change, while others continue to ignore common decency and continue to disrespect Native American tribes tribal partners who were here long, long before any city or town was ever incorporated.

  2. Jeanne Shaheen:

    The United States can not ignore the Kingdom's actions, and this bill sends a clear, bipartisan message to Saudi Arabia's leadership, this bipartisan legislation is a means toward forcing accountability and I hope it will come before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee floor for consideration.

  3. Bryton Mellott:

    In this moment, being proud of my country is to ignore the atrocities committed against people of color, people living in poverty, people who identify as women, and against my own queer community on a daily basis, the State’s Attorney’s Office is declining to file charges against( Bryton) Mellott as the act of burning a flag is protected free speech according to the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Texas v. Johnson, 491 US 397( 1989).

  4. Igor Volsky:

    The missing ingredient is public pressure, and that's the gap this campaign is trying to fill, the significant increase in gun violence over the last couple of years is simply too hard to ignore and, I do believe The President when The President says and when Igor Volsky said that this issue is a priority for The President.

  5. Hanan Richter:

    Terrorism is a reality that we cannot ignore and we are playing with fire if we do, american targets, businesses, military and citizens, and are a high priority for terrorists for a simple reason: Radical Islam looks at America as the big Satan.

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