\ 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 But, unfortunately, Markovits’s attempt to reimagine class struggle, while neatly omitting capitalists from his story, doesn’t quite hold. Sarah Leonard, The New Republic, "The Fall of the Meritocracy," 5 Sep. 2019 Orlando-Sanford International Airport, which has about 575,000 check-ins, would have landed on the top 100 but it was also omitted. Marco Santana,, "Study that ranked Orlando’s airport No. 3 in Facebook check-ins omitted some big ones," 28 Aug. 2019 Hurley later gave conflicting reasons why some terms were omitted and waited days to release emails showing all the terms. Courtney Astolfi,, "Excusable mistakes or bad governance? A look back at 17 months under Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish," 7 June 2019 In response to an AJC question about why the notations were omitted, the city said Baker Donelson was not providing the city with criminal defense services. Stephen Deere, ajc, "Atlanta’s legal bills related to corruption probe top $7.5M, AJC finds," 28 June 2018 More from the town hall: Zinke told employees Trump omitted any mention of national parks during his State of the Union address because the speech was shortened, via HuffPost’s Chris D’Angelo. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Sierra Club sues EPA over FOIA request on FOIA requests," 2 Feb. 2018 Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic has been omitted from the squad to face Fiorentina in Serie A this weekend, as rumours continue to swirl over a potential departure from Turin., "Mario Mandzukic Future Unclear as Contrasting Reports Emerge Over Potential Qatar & MLS Moves," 13 Sep. 2019 But late last month, when Medicare unveiled a revamp of its website for Part D, the prescription drug benefit, that feature was omitted, sparking an outcry from senior advocates, brokers, and volunteers who help enrollees sift through the options., "Federal officials are now racing against an Oct. 15 deadline to fix the flaw in their redesign — reinstating a function enabling total-cost comparisons in competing plans — before tens of millions of Medicare beneficiaries log in to select the cheapest drug plans for the coming year.," 11 Sep. 2019 The sin of presumption apparently has been omitted from Mayor Pete’s negligent Episcopalian Sunday school curriculum. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Playing God," 8 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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