To ignore something is to disregard it. If you ignore the rules of grammar, you're likely to be misunderstood.

It's easy to see the relationship between ignore and a word such as ignorant. To be ignorant of something is to know nothing about it. A good way to be ignorant about something is to ignore it. In other words, if you want to be ignorant about a certain subject—that is, if you want to know nothing about it—then by all means ignore it. Pay it no mind.

Definitions of ignore
  1. verb
    refuse to acknowledge
    synonyms: cut, disregard, snub
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    do by, handle, treat
    interact in a certain way
  2. verb
    give little or no attention to
    synonyms: disregard, neglect
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    disregard intentionally or let pass
  3. verb
    bar from attention or consideration
    synonyms: brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, push aside
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    cold-shoulder, slight
    pay no attention to, disrespect
    cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
    shrug off
    minimize the importance of, brush aside
    pass off
    flout, scoff
    treat with contemptuous disregard
    turn a blind eye
    refuse to acknowledge
    laugh away, laugh off
    deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
    ignore someone's wishes
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    refuse to accept or acknowledge
  4. verb
    be ignorant of or in the dark about
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    cognise, cognize, know
    be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt
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  5. verb
    fail to notice
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    mark, note, notice
    notice or perceive
    pass up
    fail to acknowledge
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