Ignore
Ignore Ig*nore", v. 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] [1913 Webster]

Philosophy would solidly be established, if men would more carefully distinguish those things that they know from those that they ignore. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Ignoring Italy under our feet, And seeing things before, behind. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]


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  • ignoré — ignoré, ée [ iɲɔre ] adj. • de ignorer ♦ Qui n est pas su, connu. ⇒ inconnu. Événements ignorés, qui sont restés ignorés. Vivre ignoré, ignoré de tous. ⇒ obscur. ⊗ CONTR. Célèbre. ignoré,ée adj. Inconnu ou méconnu. Talent ignoré. ⇒IGNORÉ, ÉE,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ignoré — ignoré, ée (i gno ré, rée) part. passé d ignorer. 1°   Qui n est pas su. L histoire ignorée de ceux qui devraient la savoir. 2°   Qui n est pas connu, en parlant des personnes. •   Qu heureux est le mortel qui, du monde ignoré, Vit content de soi …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ignore — [ig nôr′] vt. ignored, ignoring [Fr ignorer < L ignorare, to have no knowledge of, ignore < in , not + base of gnarus, knowing < IE base * ĝnā , * g̑nō , KNOW] 1. to disregard deliberately; pay no attention to; refuse to consider 2. Law… …   English World dictionary

  • ignore — I verb abstain from recognizing, be blind to, be inattentive, be rude, boycott, brush aside, bypass, cut, discard, disclaim, disdain, disregard, dodge, elude, evade, give the cold shoulder, hold in contempt, intentionally disregard, let slide,… …   Law dictionary

  • ignore — (v.) 1610s, not to know, to be ignorant of, from Fr. ignorer be unaware of, from L. ignorare not to know, disregard (see IGNORANT (Cf. ignorant)). Sense of pay no attention to first recorded 1801 (Barnhart says probably a dictionary word ), and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ignore — disregard, overlook, slight, *neglect, omit, forget Analogous words: blink, *wink: evade, elude, *escape, avoid, shun, eschew Antonyms: heed (a warning, a sign, a symptom): acknowledge (sense 2) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ignore — [v] disregard on purpose avoid, be oblivious to, blink, brush off*, bury one’s head in sand*, cold shoulder*, discount, disdain, evade, fail, forget, let it go*, neglect, omit, overlook, overpass, pass over, pay no attention to, pay no mind*,… …   New thesaurus

  • ignoré — Ignoré, [ignor]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • ignore — ► VERB 1) disregard intentionally. 2) fail to consider (something significant). ORIGIN Latin ignorare not know …   English terms dictionary

  • ignore — verb ADVERB ▪ altogether, completely, entirely, totally, utterly ▪ almost, practically, virtually ▪ effectively …   Collocations dictionary

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