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ignore

[ ig-nawr, -nohr ]
/ ɪgˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr /
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verb (used with object), ig·nored, ig·nor·ing.
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.
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Origin of ignore

1605–15; <Latin ignōrāre to not know, disregard, verbal derivative of ignārus ignorant, unaware (with -ō- perhaps from ignōtus unknown), equivalent to in-in-3 + gnārus knowing, acquainted (with); akin to (g)nōscere to know1

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British Dictionary definitions for ignore

ignore
/ (ɪɡˈnɔː) /

verb (tr)
to fail or refuse to notice; disregard
noun
Australian informal disregardto treat someone with ignore

Derived forms of ignore

ignorable, adjectiveignorer, noun

Word Origin for ignore

C17: from Latin ignōrāre not to know, from ignārus ignorant of, from i- in- 1 + gnārus knowing; related to Latin noscere to know
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