Adjective "ignore" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally.
  1. 'I was speaking so softly, especially as they had all been ignoring me so intently before.'
  2. 'He had wilfully ignored notices posted on the train arguing that the by-laws were invalid.'
  3. 'She flipped her mobile shut, walked past us and down the corridor, intentionally ignoring Alice and Tony.'
  4. 'Catherine Street were largely ignoring shoplifting and simply passing its cost on to their customers.'
  5. 'Ideologues of left and right have tended to acknowledge one and ignore the other.'
  6. 'Unbelievably, all this heroism was virtually ignored by the press and Hollywood.'
  7. 'Back again to last summer and Varga was being ignored by his national team, Slovakia.'
  8. 'She deliberately ignores the conversation and refuses to listen to the audible words.'
  9. 'They may choose to terminate friendships if they perceive that a partner refuses to share or ignores their feelings.'
  10. 'I picked up the flower and walked out of the room, ignoring the intent stares on me.'
  11. 'the rules ignore one important principle of cricket'
  12. 'However, the debate over proper procedure ignores the most obvious question.'
  13. 'The Scots were able to ignore these failings in brushing aside the feeblest of Welsh challenges a fortnight ago.'
  14. 'This ignores a major principle of tests like these - eliminating bias.'
  15. 'A further factor which calls the current figures into question is ignoring students who study abroad.'
  16. 'This is another example of a failed initiative that ignores the core questions.'
  17. 'The Bosnian government was accused of disregarding local legislation and ignoring human rights.'
  18. 'None ignores the crucial question of how their institution is likely to be changed by enlargement.'
  19. 'In fact most of the analysis and policy discussion on the environment ignores the question of gender inequalities.'
  20. 'Essex motorists are widely ignoring new rules banning the use of hand held mobiles in cars, figures released by police reveal.'
  21. 'He failed to consider or ignored some important aspects of my evidence.'

More definitions

1. to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.

2. Law. (of a grand jury) to reject (a bill of indictment), as on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be ignore by students."

"polices can be ignore by students."

"markets can be ignore on holidays."

"people can be ignore."

"investigators can be ignore."

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Late 15th century (in the sense ‘be ignorant of’): from French ignorer or Latin ignorare ‘not know, ignore’, from in- ‘not’ + gno-, a base meaning ‘know’. Current senses date from the early 19th century.