ig·nore /ɪgˈnor, ˈnɔr/
Ig·nore v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ignored p. pr. & vb. n. Ignoring.]
1. To be ignorant of or not acquainted with. [Archaic]
Philosophy would solidly be established, if men would more carefully distinguish those things that they know from those that they ignore. --Boyle.
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.
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.
Ignoring Italy under our feet,
And seeing things before, behind. --Mrs. Browning.
v 1: refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
[syn: disregard, snub, cut]
2: bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his
advances" [syn: dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush
off, discount, push aside]
3: fail to notice [ant: notice]
4: give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors" [syn:
5: be ignorant of or in the dark about [ant: know]