\ 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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Campoamor-Sanchez, the prosecutor, said Craig intentionally omitted his contacts with reporters to Heather Hunt, head of the FARA unit. Amber Ali, CBS News, "Greg Craig found not guilty of lying to Justice Department about Ukraine work," 4 Sep. 2019 Her comments have been omitted from this weeks’s econometer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Econometer: Should the U.S. cut ties with China?," 30 Aug. 2019 There is a way to reprogram it (watch this video), but unfortunately, these directions were omitted from the user manual. Andrew Skurka, Outside Online, "Review: Black Diamond Iota Headlamp," 29 Aug. 2019 For instance, the clause related to charging merchants who use plastic carry bags was omitted. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "India’s plastic waste crisis is too big, even for Modi," 28 Aug. 2019 The state of Oregon was a haven for Confederate ideas even after the Civil War, a place that, from its very start, was built for whites and whites alone — a part of the state’s history that was omitted from our education. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Chapter Five: The Remnant," 20 July 2019 In some cases, emojis are omitted from evidence altogether, Goldman said. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, "Emojis are increasingly coming up in court cases. Judges are struggling with how to interpret them," 8 July 2019 The spending agreement omits language steering money to the Gateway project, although the project could access about half the funds supporters are seeking -- as much as $541 million -- through other accounts, one congressional aide said., "Spending Bill Unveiled in Congress as Shutdown Deadline Looms," 21 Mar. 2018 Predictably omitted was anything related to the statement from the Skaggs family that implicated a team employee’s alleged involvement in Skaggs’ death from an accidental drug overdose. Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Chris Mortensen’s battle with cancer continues, as does his stellar career," 1 Sep. 2019

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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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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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