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Ignore appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • An aileron gives way, so many dynamos yaw… Sev, ignore Liana.
  • Not a site nastier on gin a clever revel can ignore, it’s a net I sat on.
  • "Tosh, sir, in a dell, a crew’s nastier on gin; ignore its answer!" called an Irish sot.
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Ignore is a member of the word family ignorant, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb ignore

What does ignore mean as a doing word?

Ignore is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: ignored | ignoring | ignores

  1. refuse to acknowledge
  2. bar from attention or consideration
  3. fail to notice
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • antonym: notice
    • more specific term: pass up = fail to acknowledge
  4. give little or no attention to
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of ignore: disregard / neglect
    • more specific word: pretermit = disregard intentionally or let pass
  5. be ignorant of or in the dark about
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • antonym: know

Alternative definition of the verb ignore


  1. To deliberately pay no attention to.
  2. [obsolete] Fail to notice.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ignore

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Google previewMacmillan's Magazine (1885)

Ignore is a very popular and a very bad word. As there is no good authority for it, the meaning is naturally uncertain. It seems to fluctuate between wilfully concealing something and unintentionally omitting something, and this vagueness ...

Google previewModeling and Analysis of Conventional Defense in Europe (2012)

Assessment of Improvement Options by Reiner K. Huber

Another aspect of NATO's deterrent which conventional force design cannot ignore is the requirement that its defenses not only fight throughout the conventional phase of battle, but also participate in the transition to nuclear fire. With the ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary (2008)

by Elaine Costello

ignore' v. To refrain from paying attention to; disregard: Don't let the townspeople ignore the storm warning. Same sign used for: forsake, neglect. □ [Indicates attention moving away from object or person in view] While looking forward, place ...

Google previewThe Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary (2009)

The A to Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop by Philip Andrews

Click the Ignore Adjustment Layers button to the right of the Sample menu to remove any adjustment layers from the set of layers being sampled. Clone Stamp tool – Current Layer Menu: – Shortcut: S Version: CS3, CS4 See also: Clone Stamp ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Linguistic Sciences (2008)

Issues and Theories by Vennelakaṇṭi Prakāśaṃ

Defining the Proverb Linguistically A linguistic definition of the proverb should not ignore its cultural import, nor its status as a genre of folklore. Indeed, it must include and build on these properties, but attempt to capture them in a linguistically ...

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Usage statistics about ignore

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb ignore:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb ignore and its most common antonyms:

knowignore noticeignore

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Sign language

Kenyan Sign Language: Ignore

Base of C-Handshape with palm facing up starts near nose. Hand moves out slightly sideways. Memory Aid: Turning the nose up on someone. Synonyms: ...

Quotes about ignore

Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals. (David Ogilvy)
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Scrabble value of I1G2N1O1R1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of IGNORE

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