Ignore

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ignore \Ig*nore"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ignored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ignoring}.] [L. ignorare; pref. in- not + the root of gnarus knowing, noscere to become acquainted with. See {Know}, and cf. {Narrate}.]

1. To be ignorant of or not acquainted with. [Archaic]

Philosophy would solidly be established, if men would more carefully distinguish those things that they know from those that they ignore. --Boyle.

2. (Law) To throw out or reject as false or ungrounded; -- said of a bill rejected by a grand jury for lack of evidence. See {Ignoramus}.

3. Hence: To refuse to take notice of; to shut the eyes to; not to recognize; to disregard willfully and causelessly; as, to ignore certain facts; to ignore the presence of an objectionable person.

Ignoring Italy under our feet, And seeing things before, behind. --Mrs. Browning.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ignore

verb

1: refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting" [syn: {ignore}, {disregard}, {snub}, {cut}]

2: bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances" [syn: {dismiss}, {disregard}, {brush aside}, {brush off}, {discount}, {push aside}, {ignore}]

3: fail to notice [ant: {mark}, {note}, {notice}]

4: give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors" [syn: {neglect}, {ignore}, {disregard}]

5: be ignorant of or in the dark about [ant: {cognise}, {cognize}, {know}]


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