1 disregard, overlook, pass over or by, turn a blind eye to, be blind to, turn one's back on, turn a deaf ear to, wink at, brush off or aside:
If you are over 65, you may ignore this paragraph.
2 snub, give (someone) the cold shoulder, reject, send to Coventry, turn one's back on, Colloq give (someone) the brush-off or go-by, cut, turn one's nose up at:
I don't care if you are cruel to me, just don't ignore me.
altogether, completely, entirely, quite, totally | almost, practically, virtually | largely | generally | just, simply
The government has simply ignored the problem altogether.
| consistently | apparently | duly
Her mother's opinions on how babies should be cared for were freely given and duly ignored.
The diesel fumes from Oxford's buses are not easily ignored.
(ironic) The managers have conveniently ignored these statistics.
Safety guidelines had been blatantly ignored.
| assiduously, carefully, deliberately, determinedly, pointedly, resolutely, steadfastly, studiously
She sat at her desk and studiously ignored me.
| blithely, cheerfully
He blithely ignored her protests and went on talking as if all were agreed between them.
VERB + IGNORE
cannot (afford to)
a warning the prime minister cannot afford to ignore
| be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to | tend to
Scientists have tended to ignore these creatures.
| try to | choose to
The judge chose to ignore the views of the doctors.
be widely ignored
Safety standards are widely ignored in the industry.
| ignore sth at your peril
The pernicious effect of this advertising on children is a problem that we ignore at our peril.
| ignore the fact that …
Did you think I'd ignore the fact that you were suffering from shock?
| sth can be safely ignored
(ironic) These people occupy such a marginal position in society that the authorities think they can be safely ignored.
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