Simple Definition of omit
: to leave out (someone or something) : to not include (someone or something)
: to fail to do (something)
Examples of omit in a sentence
Please don't omit any details.
<you must not omit mentioning the sources you used in researching your paper>
Origin and Etymology of omit
Middle English omitten, from Latin omittere, from ob- toward + mittere to let go, send — more at ob-
First Known Use: 15th century
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Word Root of omit
The Latin word mittere, meaning “to send,” and its form missus give us the roots mit and miss. Words from the Latin mittere have something to do with sending. A missile is an object, such as a bullet, arrow, or rocket, that is sent through the air so as to hit a target. To emit is to send forth or give out. To omit, or leave out, is to send away so as to not be included. To permit, or allow, is to send something through without stopping it.
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