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Definition of ignore verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ignore
    he / she / it ignores
    past simple ignored
    -ing form ignoring
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  1. 1ignore something to pay no attention to something synonym disregard He ignored all the “No Smoking” signs and lit up a cigarette. I made a suggestion but they chose to ignore it. We cannot afford to ignore their advice. She deliberately ignored my question and changed the subject.
  2. 2ignore somebody to pretend that you have not seen someone or that someone is not there synonym notice She ignored him and carried on with her work. If he tries to start an argument, just ignore him.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ignore