\ 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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In the 2019 manifesto, that stakeholder phrase was omitted, a sign of things to come. Jeffrey Gettleman And,, "India faces criticism over its move to revoke Kashmiri autonomy," 6 Aug. 2019 The particular voting bloc that California omits by default from its presidential primary could be crucial this year. Ben Christopher, The Mercury News, "A million independent voters risk being irrelevant in California’s presidential primary," 24 June 2019 Like Claudia, Heder, who asked that his last name be omitted for fear of retribution, grew up in the western highlands of Guatemala and couldn’t find a job. Lauren Bohn, Marie Claire, "Who Killed Claudia Gomez?," 2 May 2019 While gender will be omitted from wristbands, Dr. Nokoff said patients' medical history will still be recorded. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Children's hospital drops gender markers from patient wristbands," 24 Sep. 2018 But a three-block area along Dauphin between Franklin and Cedar streets – which included the Music Box’s former site -- was omitted from the district’s boundaries., "Alabama Music Box, a ‘blast from the past,’ is coming back to Mobile," 10 July 2019 Red Sox ace Chris Sale was also omitted despite ranking second in the league in strikeouts. Jake Seiner,, "Houston Astros lead way with 6 All-Stars," 30 June 2019 The group’s posts will also be omitted from searches and recommendations and none of the subreddit’s posts will generate revenue, the company says., "Reddit quarantines pro-Trump forum after users threaten Oregon politicians, police," 26 June 2019 And so, in the 1952 and 1954 editions, the final paragraph was omitted. Robert Chandler, The New Yorker, "How the Soviet Literary Establishment Censored Vasily Grossman," 19 June 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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The first known use of omit was in the 15th century

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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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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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