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Webster 1913 Edition


Ignore

Ig-nore′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Ignored
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Ignoring
.]
[L.
ignorare
; pref.
in-
not + the root of
gnarus
knowing,
noscere
to become acquainted with. See
Know
, and cf.
Narrate
.]
1.
To be ignorant of or not acquainted with.
[Archaic]
Philosophy would solidly be established, if men would more carefully distinguish those things that they know from those that they
ignore
.
Boyle.
2.
(Law)
To throw out or reject as false or ungrounded; – said of a bill rejected by a grand jury for lack of evidence. See
Ignoramus
.
3.
Hence: To refuse to take notice of; to shut the eyes to; not to recognize; to disregard willfully and causelessly;
as, to
ignore
certain facts; to
ignore
the presence of an objectionable person.
Ignoring
Italy under our feet,
And seeing things before, behind.
Mrs. Browning.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ignore

IGNO'RE

,
Verb.
T.
To be ignorant. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


ignore

ignore

See also: ignoré

English

Verb

ignore (third-person singular simple present ignores, present participle ignoring, simple past and past participle ignored) (transitive)

  1. To deliberately pay no attention to.
    • 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.
  2. To pretend to not notice someone or something.
  3. (obsolete) Fail to notice.

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External links

  • ignore in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • ignore in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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French

Verb

ignore

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ignorer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of ignorer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of ignorer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of ignorer
  5. second-person singular imperative of ignorer

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Portuguese

Verb

ignore

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of ignorar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of ignorar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of ignorar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of ignorar

Spanish

Verb

ignore

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of ignorar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of ignorar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of ignorar.