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verb [transitive] ignore pronunciation in American English /ɪɡˈnɔr/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleignoring
past tenseignored
past participleignored
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  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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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