- 1refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally
- 2fail to consider (something significant)
- 3reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure
Using ignore: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ignore" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She tried to ignore the pain in her ankle.
He ignored my advice and went ahead with his plan.
The company ignored the safety warnings and continued to operate the faulty machinery.
The teacher ignored the student's disruptive behavior.
ignore Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using ignore
deliberately ignore or overlook something, especially something that is morally or legally wrong
The government turned a blind eye to the corruption within its ranks.
After their argument, he gave her the cold shoulder and refused to speak to her.
pretend to be ignorant or unaware of something
When asked about the missing money, he played dumb and claimed to have no knowledge of it.
Phrases with ignore
pretend that someone does not exist or refuse to acknowledge their presence
After their argument, she decided to ignore his existence and never speak to him again.
The team ignored the elephant in the room and failed to address the underlying issues causing their poor performance.
He ignored the signs of his deteriorating health until it was too late.
Origins of ignore
from Latin 'ignorare', meaning 'not to know'
Summary: ignore in Brief
To 'ignore' [igˈnôr] means to intentionally disregard or fail to acknowledge something, such as advice, warnings, or someone's presence. It can also mean to reject something as invalid, especially through legal procedures. Phrases like 'ignore someone's existence' and idioms like 'turn a blind eye' demonstrate different ways of ignoring or overlooking things.