[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM ignore
ig·nor·a·ble, adjectiveig·nor·er, nounun·ig·nor·a·ble, adjectiveun·ig·nor·a·bly, adverb
un·ig·nored, adjectiveun·ig·nor·ing, adjectivewell-ig·nored, adjective
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How to use ignore in a sentence
Though professors can change which student behaviors are monitored and ignore the systems’ findings, nothing is guaranteed.Cheating-detection companies made millions during the pandemic. Now students are fighting back.|Drew Harwell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
So she made the decision to stick to her guns, ignore the naysayers, and focus on what mattered.Saying the Quiet Parts Out Loud|Outside Editors|November 11, 2020|Outside Online
He ignored a growing outbreak in the Amazon region in the spring, and touted hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for Covid-19 despite a lack of evidence that it helps at all.50 million world Covid-19 cases: The biggest outbreaks, explained|Christina Animashaun|November 9, 2020|Vox
I had learned it’s tough to ignore somebody who’s standing right in front of you.To take control of your career, ask for what you want—directly and explicitly|matthewheimer|November 8, 2020|Fortune
Among other incidents on Tuesday, officials in Michigan warned voters early in the day to ignore numerous robocalls to residents in Flint, which encouraged them to vote on Wednesday to avoid the long lines on Election Day.Election robocalls: what we know and what we don’t|James Temple|November 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
British Dictionary definitions for ignore
/ (ɪɡˈnɔː) /
to fail or refuse to notice; disregard
Australian informal disregardto treat someone with ignore
Derived forms of ignoreignorable, 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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