- to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
- Law. (of a grand jury) to reject (a bill of indictment), as on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
Origin of ignore
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Examples from the Web for ignored
“The government just wanted to catch the big fish [in the Juarez cartel] and they ignored everything in between,” Lozoya said.
He no doubt had heard by then that some of the cops had ignored his request and turned their backs.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
January 5, 2015
The hullaballoo over the female writer who came forward saying that her objections to the episode were ignored will be remembered.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble
December 15, 2014
And the role of the Obama administration, which slow-rolled the release of the report for five years, was all but ignored.What the Torture Report Kept Hidden
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 10, 2014
They want to pass on valuable intelligence about ISIS positions, and it's ignored.U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS
November 25, 2014
But Aggie was not one to be ignored under any circumstances.Within the Law
Mabel must have begun to believe that we had ignored her prayer and meant to do nothing.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
I did not know until I escaped from Jackson that it was you who ignored my presence there.
"And the one who ignored your presence at Jackson," said Miss Woodville.
Donny in that mood was not to be easily placated, and certainly not to be ignored.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
- to fail or refuse to notice; disregard
- Australian informal disregardto treat someone with ignore
Word Origin and History for ignored
1610s, "not to know, to be ignorant of," from French ignorer "be unaware of," from Latin ignorare "not to know, disregard" (see ignorant). Sense of "pay no attention to" first recorded 1801 (Barnhart says "probably a dictionary word"), and not common until c.1850. Related: Ignored; ignoring.