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ig·nore

ignore

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg nor
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ignored, ignores, ignoring
definition: to refuse to recognize or fail to take notice of; pay no attention to; disregard.
Some man whistled at her, but she ignored him and kept walking.The company's top management ignored a truth that was obvious to everyone else.
synonyms:
discount, disregard, forget, neglect, overlook
antonyms:
acknowledge, address, adhere, attend, consider, obey, recognize, watch
similar words:
avoid, bury, disobey, eschew, evade, forgo, pass up, shun, snub
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derivation: ignorable (adj.)
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Ignore comes from a Latin word that means "to not know."
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