See also: ignoré
From French ignorer, from Latin ignōrō (“to have no knowledge of, mistake, take no notice of, ignore”), from ignārus (“not knowing”), from in + gnārus (“knowing”), from gnōscō, nōscō; see know.
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ĭgnôʹ, IPA(key): /ɪɡˈnɔː/
- (US) enPR: ĭgnôrʹ, IPA(key): /ɪɡˈnɔɹ/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) enPR: ĭgnōrʹ, IPA(key): /ɪɡˈno(ː)ɹ/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /ɪɡˈnoə/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: ig‧nore
ignore (third-person singular simple present ignores, present participle ignoring, simple past and past participle ignored) (transitive)
- To deliberately not listen or pay attention to.
- A problem ignored is a problem doubled.
- 2004, Carlin, George, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, New York: Hyperion Books, →ISBN, →OCLC, →OL, page 109:
- Ignore these four words.
- 2013 July 19, Mark Tran, “Denied an education by war”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1:
- One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools […] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
- 2023 March 8, Howard Johnston, “Was Marples the real railway wrecker?”, in RAIL, number 978, page 53:
- The late Professor Pat White was an outspoken critic. In his 1986 book Forgotten Railways, he dismissed as smoke and mirrors the oft-used argument that 33% of rail routes carried only 1% of the traffic, as it ignores the fact that a third of the national road network also only carried 2% of cars and lorries. But unlike rail, road got away with it because no mention was made of how much it cost the taxpayer to keep them usable.
- Synonyms: misheed, neglect, unmind, unheed; see also Thesaurus:ignore
- Antonyms: notice, recognize, watch; see also Thesaurus:pay attention
- To pretend to not notice someone or something.
- Synonyms: connive, dissimulate, overlook, turn a blind eye to, wink at
- Antonyms: notice, observe
- (obsolete) Fail to notice.
- Synonyms: misheed, overlook; see also Thesaurus:fail to notice
- (obsolete) Not to know.
to deliberately pay no attention to
- ignore in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- ignore in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
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