ignore

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.

Primary Meanings of ignore

1.
v
refuse to acknowledge
2.
v
be ignorant of or in the dark about
Full Definitions of ignore
1

v refuse to acknowledge

Synonyms:
cut, disregard, snub
Type of:
do by, handle, treat
interact in a certain way

v give little or no attention to

Synonyms:
disregard, neglect
Types:
pretermit
disregard intentionally or let pass

v bar from attention or consideration

Synonyms:
brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, push aside
Types:
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cold-shoulder, slight
pay no attention to, disrespect
discredit
cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
shrug off
minimize the importance of, brush aside
pass off
disregard
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
disoblige
ignore someone's wishes
Type of:
reject
refuse to accept or acknowledge
2

v be ignorant of or in the dark about

Antonyms:
cognise, cognize, know
be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
know
be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt
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v fail to notice

Antonyms:
mark, note, notice
notice or perceive
Types:
pass up
fail to acknowledge

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