What does ignore mean?

Definitions for ignore
ig·nore

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. Ingo Speich:

    Hainer's rule has been reined in by the arrival of new investors who the board cannot ignore.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    Well, I just disagree with Bill Clinton wife, i mean, I think -- you know, just -- you have to -- really ignore what the context was. But, you know, Bill Clinton wife's living in a different context.

  3. Vince Lombardi:

    Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.

  4. Venus Williams:

    I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals, and I try to ignore the rest.

  5. Timothy Dolan:

    It's easier to ignore religious freedom than it is, today, the more popular issues.

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