verb (used with object), ig·nored, ig·nor·ing.
- ignorance is bliss,
- ignoratio elenchi,
- ignotum per ignotius,
Origin of ignore
Examples from the Web for ignore
When it comes to educating our children, Congress should heed that message, not ignore it.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the increasing number of fraudsters bringing back wares to stores to make an illicit killing has become impossible to ignore.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Watters and other critics also ignore the fact that the whole report is based on CIA documents.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am only able to ignore because I have had to have these conversations in person and that is the most traumatic experience.
“It is forbidden in Islam to ignore the reality of contemporary times when deriving legal rulings,” they argued.
She might ignore the letter to all appearances, and yet not be able to forget it.The Mission of Poubalov|Frederick R. (Frederick Russell) Burton
For some reason or other he wished to ignore his instructor who was screaming on the end of the wharf.The White Waterfall|James Francis Dwyer
He was not unaccustomed to doing foolish things when he was drunk, and as a rule he made it a point to ignore them afterwards.The Uphill Climb|B. M. Bower
To ignore aggression now would only increase the danger of a much larger war.
Too often, too, their abstract speculations have caused them to ignore or forget the actual experience of mankind.Rudolph Eucken|Abel J. Jones
Word Origin for ignore
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.