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[v] be ignorant of or in the dark about
[v] give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors"
[v] bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances"
[v] refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
[v] fail to notice

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\Ig*nore"\, v. t. [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 want 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.

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