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 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.
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|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the role of the Obama administration, which slow-rolled the release of the report for five years, was all but ignored.
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|Tim Mak|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And if the convention was ignored, as it sometimes was, Hugo alone had the right to begin the ignoring of it.Hugo|Arnold Bennett
This caution was ignored by the "Fire Canoe's" captain, who ran his boat down into the channel that we had broken.Old Times on the Upper Mississippi|George Byron Merrick
She ignored the Divorce; her passionate remorse asserted itself as obstinately as ever.The Evil Genius|Wilkie Collins
The legionaries were quiet, but they lounged and ignored the entry of the officer.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
Passing over the monastic claims advanced for some ruins in the southern mountains, those of Plahosan cannot be ignored.Monumental Java|J. F. Scheltema
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.