Ignore vs Dismiss - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between ignore and dismiss

is that ignore is to deliberately pay no attention to while dismiss is (to discharge) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.




  • To deliberately pay no attention to.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored , effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
  • (obsolete) Fail to notice.
  • Synonyms

    * misheed * neglect * turn a blind eye * unmind * unheed


    * notice * recognize * watch

    Derived terms

    * ignorable


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  • (senseid)(lb) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.
  • :
  • (lb) To order to leave.
  • :
  • (lb) To dispel; to rid one's mind of.
  • :
  • (lb) To reject; to refuse to accept.
  • :
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  • *:"He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
  • To get a batsman out.
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  • To give someone a red card; to send off.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 28, author=Kevin Darlin, work=BBC
  • , title= West Brom 1-3 Blackburn , passage=Kalinic later saw red for a rash tackle on Paul Scharner before Gabriel Tamas was dismissed for bringing down Diouf.}}