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verb \ō-ˈmit, ə-\

Simple Definition of omit

  • : to leave out (someone or something) : to not include (someone or something)

  • : to fail to do (something)

Full Definition of omit

omit·tedomit·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to leave out or leave unmentioned <omits one important detail>

  3. 2 :  to leave undone :  fail

  4. 3 obsolete :  disregard

  5. 4 obsolete :  give up

Examples of omit

  1. Please don't omit any details.

  2. <you must not omit mentioning the sources you used in researching your paper>



Origin 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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