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IGNORE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ignore mean? 

IGNORE (verb)
  The verb IGNORE has 5 senses:

1. refuse to acknowledge
2. bar from attention or consideration
3. fail to notice
4. give little or no attention to
5. be ignorant of or in the dark about

  Familiarity information: IGNORE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


IGNORE (verb)


Sense 1ignore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refuse to acknowledge

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

disregard; ignore; snub; cut

Context example:

She cut him dead at the meeting

Hypernyms (to "ignore" is one way to...):

do by; handle; treat (interact in a certain way)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2ignore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bar from attention or consideration

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

brush aside; brush off; discount; dismiss; push aside; ignore; disregard

Context example:

She dismissed his advances

Hypernyms (to "ignore" is one way to...):

reject (refuse to accept or acknowledge)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ignore"):

disoblige (ignore someone's wishes)

laugh away; laugh off (deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it)

turn a blind eye (refuse to acknowledge)

flout; scoff (treat with contemptuous disregard)

pass off (disregard)

shrug off (minimize the importance of, brush aside)

discredit (cause to be distrusted or disbelieved)

cold-shoulder; slight (pay no attention to, disrespect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3ignore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fail to notice

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ignore"):

pass up (fail to acknowledge)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Antonym:

notice (notice or perceive)


Sense 4ignore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give little or no attention to

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

disregard; ignore; neglect

Context example:

Disregard the errors

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ignore"):

pretermit (disregard intentionally or let pass)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5ignore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be ignorant of or in the dark about

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Antonym:

know (be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about)


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