- Ignore is defined as to deliberately disregard, or to avoid noticing.
An example of ignore is for a child to not pay attention to his little brother.
A father and daughter ignore each other.
transitive verbignored, ignoring
- to disregard deliberately; pay no attention to; refuse to consider
- Law to reject (a bill of indictment) for lack of evidence
Origin of ignoreFrench ignorer ; from Classical Latin ignorare, to have no knowledge of, ignore ; from in-, not + base of gnarus, knowing ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝnā-, an unverified form nō-, know
transitive verbig·nored, ig·nor·ing, ig·nores
Origin of ignoreFrench ignorer, from Old French, from Latin ignōrāre; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present ignores, present participle ignoring, simple past and past participle ignored)
- To deliberately pay no attention to.
From French ignorer, from Latin ignorare (“to have no knowledge of, mistake, take no notice of, ignore”), from ignarus (“not knowing”), from in + gnarus (“knowing”), from **gnoscere, noscere; see know.