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"ignore" in British English

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ignoreverb [T]

uk   /ɪɡˈnɔːr/  us   /-ˈnɔːr/
B2 to ​intentionally not ​listen or give ​attention to: She can be really ​irritating but I ​try to ignore her. Safety ​regulations are being ignored by ​companymanagers in the ​drive to ​increaseprofits. How can the ​government ignore the ​wishes of the ​majority? I ​smiled at her but she just ignored me.
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(Definition of ignore from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ignore" in American English

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ignoreverb [T]

 us   /ɪɡˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr/
to give no ​attention to something or someone: They ignored ​ourwarnings. The ​mayor ignored the hecklers and went on with her ​speech.
(Definition of ignore from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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