omitted; omitting

transitive verb

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

Example Sentences

Please don't omit any details. you must not omit mentioning the sources you used in researching your paper
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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of omit was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Omit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


omitted; omitting
: to leave out
omitted your name from the list
: to fail to do : neglect
omitted to mention that it was my fault

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