\ 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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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
Recent Examples on the Web If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that there is an insufficient number of Candidates nominated for any Category, Sponsor reserves the right to omit that Category from the Ballots., "Harford Magazine’s Best of Harford Readers’ Choice Poll: Official Rules," 22 Oct. 2020 One Vatican official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive issue, said any decision to omit certain parts of the 2019 interview would have come from the Vatican rather than the network. Washington Post, "Pope Francis documentary prompts questions about circumstance of civil unions comment," 22 Oct. 2020 Very convenient to omit that her husband is contributing about 99.9999% of this energy! Natalie Gontcharova,, "Melania Trump Reveals Barron Had COVID — & Tries Her Hand At Lifestyle Blogging," 14 Oct. 2020 But his list of abusive clergymen continues to omit Fernandez and Cooper. Ramon Antonio Vargas,, "Man says 2 New Orleans priests abused him; church gave him unlimited therapy but no abuse listing," 5 Oct. 2020 Simply omit the dark chocolate filling in its entirety, pour all of the coconut batter directly into the pan, and bake per the recipe. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, "Dolly's Donut Coconut Bundt Cake," 30 Sep. 2020 Notably, the recommendations omit plans for a total rebuild of aging high schools such as Dulaney and Towson high schools. Lillian Reed,, "Study of Baltimore County high school buildings calls for $1.2 billion in renovations and expansions, but not rebuilds," 30 Sep. 2020 Health plans could omit coverage for addiction, could charge customers higher prices because of a history of acne, or could simply decline to sell insurance to someone who'd had a cancer diagnosis. Margot Sanger-katz New York Times, Star Tribune, "Trump says he will protect those with pre-existing conditions. But he hasn't," 24 Sep. 2020 Braff also gave insight into the reason the Emmys opted to omit Cordero, who was mostly a Broadway actor but also appeared on television throughout his career, including a three-episode arc on CBS' Blue Bloods. Rosy Cordero,, "Fans call out Emmys for 'In Memoriam' omissions of Kobe Bryant, Kelly Preston, Nick Cordero," 21 Sep. 2020

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

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28 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Omit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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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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