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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ig-nawr, -nohr]
    • /ɪgˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr/
    • /ɪɡˈnɔː(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ig-nawr, -nohr]
    • /ɪgˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr/

Definitions of ignore word

  • verb with object ignore to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks. 1
  • verb with object ignore Law. (of a grand jury) to reject (a bill of indictment), as on the grounds of insufficient evidence. 1
  • noun ignore Refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally. 1
  • transitive verb ignore pay no attention to sb 1
  • transitive verb ignore pay no attention to sth 1
  • transitive verb ignore neglect 1

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Origin of ignore

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Latin ignōrāre to not know, disregard, verbal derivative of ignārus ignorant, unaware (with -ō- perhaps from ignōtus unknown), equivalent to in- in-3 + gnārus knowing, acquainted (with); akin to (g)nōscere to know1

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Parts of speech for Ignore


ignore popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

ignore usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ignore

verb ignore

  • forget — to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
  • avoid — If you avoid something unpleasant that might happen, you take action in order to prevent it from happening.
  • overlook — to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word.
  • discount — to deduct a certain amount from (a bill, charge, etc.): All bills that are paid promptly will be discounted at two percent.
  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.

Antonyms for ignore

verb ignore

  • accomplish — If you accomplish something, you succeed in doing it.
  • achieve — If you achieve a particular aim or effect, you succeed in doing it or causing it to happen, usually after a lot of effort.
  • complete — You use complete to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • heed — to give careful attention to: He did not heed the warning.

Top questions with ignore

  • how to ignore someone?
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  • how to ignore someone you like?
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