\ ō-ˈmit How to pronounce omit (audio) , ə-\
omitted; omitting

Definition of omit

transitive verb

1 : to leave out or leave unmentioned omits one important detail You can omit the salt from the recipe.
2 : to leave undone : fail The patient omitted taking his medication.
3 obsolete : disregard
4 obsolete : give up

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Synonyms for omit


fail, forget, neglect

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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

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Manager Didier Deschamps unveiled his 23-man roster for Russia 2018, omitting the likes of Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette in making his final cuts. Avi Creditor,, "France Unveils Loaded 23-Man World Cup Roster; Omits Martial, Lacazette," 17 May 2018 Berry also admitted to filing false federal tax returns between 2011 and 2014, omitting some of her income and falsely claiming a refund. Alyson Ward, Houston Chronicle, "Houston bookkeeper pleads guilty to stealing money from a family and children's education funds," 5 Feb. 2018 It was also apparently denied in or at least omitted from their testimonies to congressional investigators. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Roger Stone’s and Michael Caputo’s damningly false denials of contact with Russians," 18 June 2018 Conspicuously omitted from Perry’s comment, freshman Jordan Nwora and sophomore V.J. King were both evasive when asked about the future following the Middle Tennessee game, and neither player should be blamed for reserving judgment at this stage. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Darius Perry thinks Louisville players have found the 'right place' | Tim Sullivan," 19 Mar. 2018 That Michigan must nurture its talent base was brought brutally home recently when Amazon omitted Detroit from its list of finalist cities for its second headquarters. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Does Snyder's Marshall Plan do enough to close Michigan's talent gap?," 2 Mar. 2018 Upon approaching the driver the odor of alcohol could be detected omitting from the driver. Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Villages police report," 22 Jan. 2018 But for Daisy, a 17-year-old from Texas (whose last name has been omitted from this article for safety reasons), concentrating on finals has been difficult in the face of her father’s recent deportation. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "Why Doesn't Criminal Justice Reform Doesn't Include Immigration Law?," 9 Jan. 2019 Some applications omitted questions about military status, while some websites had no information about the transfer process for military spouses, the study found. Fox News, "Karen Pence wants to help ease burden for military spouses," 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of omit

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for omit

Middle English omitten, from Latin omittere, from ob- toward + mittere to let go, send — more at ob-

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English Language Learners Definition of omit

: to leave out (someone or something) : to not include (someone or something)
formal : to fail to do (something)


\ ō-ˈmit How to pronounce omit (audio) \
omitted; omitting

Kids Definition of omit

1 : to leave out : fail to include Her name was omitted from the credits.
2 : to leave undone : neglect … I got several things … which I omitted setting down …— Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe

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