ignore

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See also: ignoré

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From French ignorer, from Latin ignōrō (to have no knowledge of, mistake, take no notice of, ignore), from ignārus (not knowing), from in + gnārus (knowing), from gnōscō, nōscō; see know.

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ignore (third-person singular simple present ignores, present participle ignoring, simple past and past participle ignored) (transitive)

  1. To deliberately not listen or pay attention to.
    A problem ignored is a problem doubled.
    • 2013 July 19, Mark Tran, “Denied an education by war”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1:
      One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools [] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
    Synonyms: misheed, neglect, unmind, unheed; see also Thesaurus:ignore
    Antonyms: notice, recognize, watch; see also Thesaurus:pay attention
  2. To pretend to not notice someone or something.
    Synonyms: connive, dissimulate, overlook, turn a blind eye to, wink at
    Antonyms: notice, observe
  3. (obsolete) Fail to notice.
    Synonyms: misheed, overlook; see also Thesaurus:fail to notice
  4. (obsolete) Not to know.
    Synonym: be ignorant of
    Antonym: know

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ignore

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ignorer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of ignorer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of ignorer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of ignorer
  5. second-person singular imperative of ignorer

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ignore

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of ignorar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of ignorar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of ignorar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of ignorar

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ignore

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of ignora
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of ignora

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ignore

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of ignorar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of ignorar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of ignorar.