WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ig•nore /ɪgˈnɔr/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -nored, -nor•ing. 
  1. to keep oneself from noticing or recognizing;
    disregard:We taught her to ignore insulting remarks.
See -gnos-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ig•nore  (ig nôr, -nōr),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -nored, -nor•ing. 
  1. to refrain from noticing or recognizing:to ignore insulting remarks.
  2. Law(of a grand jury) to reject (a bill of indictment), as on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
ig•nora•ble, adj. 
ig•norer, n. 
  • Latin ignōrāre to not know, disregard, verb, verbal derivative of ignārus ignorant, unaware (with -ō- perh. from ignōtus unknown), equivalent. to in- in-3 + gnārus knowing, acquainted (with); akin to (g)nōscere to know1
  • 1605–15
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged overlook;
      slight, disregard, neglect.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged notice, regard.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

ignore /ɪɡˈnɔː/ vb (transitive)
  1. to fail or refuse to notice; disregard
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin ignōrāre not to know, from ignārus ignorant of, from i- in-1 + gnārus knowing; related to Latin noscere to know

igˈnorer n



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Collocations: ignore the [signals, signs, warnings, advice], ignore the [problem, issue, interruption], ignore [the reply, his email, her text, your phone], more...

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