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, 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

Wiktionary

  1. ignoreverb

    To deliberately pay no attention to.

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

  2. ignoreverb

    Fail to notice.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ignoreverb

    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. 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

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

  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

    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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  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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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. Barack Obama:

    Obviously, given the size of China right there on your doorstep, if they are able to act with impunity and ignore rules whenever they want, that's not going to be good for you - whether that's on economic issues or security issues.

  2. Sean Morris:

    I've seen people actually discussing things in a social situation, like guys saying in a bar 'Come on, that's not ok' or 'Do you think that's the best way to act?' people now are more aware of sexism and less happy to stand for it - they are ready to say something to their peers rather than awkwardly laugh it off or ignore it.

  3. Seth Moulton:

    Let's not ignore the fact that when the man in the Oval Office is a racist — and yes, I did just say that, I don't think that's inappropriate — it's going to affect everyone in this country.

  4. Cometan:

    I couldn’t ignore him any longer, he gave a mission and I sure as hell wasn’t going to fail.

  5. Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan:

    As one of his final acts as U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., Ronald Machen used his power as a political weapon to undermine the rule of law, machen was legally bound to convene a grand jury, but instead he ignored his obligation and unilaterally decided to ignore the will of the House. … This is wrong, and a great example of why so many Americans distrust their government.

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