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verb [transitive] ignore pronunciation in American English /ɪɡˈnɔr/ 
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present tense
present participleignoring
past tenseignored
past participleignored
  1. 1
    to not consider something, or to not let it influence you

    We had ignored the fact that it was getting darker.

    This approach ignores the complexity of modern business.

    ignore someone's advice/warning:

    My son gets good advice but he just ignores it.

  2. 2
    to pretend that you have not noticed someone or something

    He completely ignored her and kept on walking.

    ignore someone's plea/remark/protests:

    Other shoppers ignored her pleas for help.


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