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

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 This annual compilation consists of words that are making a comeback after being omitted from dictionaries for as long as three or four centuries. Cheryl Russell, Orange County Register, 18 May 2024 The film has also made notable choices about whom to omit, including Mark Ronson, who produced the namesake album, and Reg Traviss, Winehouse’s fiance in the last two years of her life. Armani Syed, TIME, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for omit 

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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

Dictionary Entries Near omit

Cite this Entry

“Omit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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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