\ 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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But for Daisy, a 17-year-old from Texas (whose last name has been omitted from this article for safety reasons), concentrating on finals has been difficult in the face of her father’s recent deportation. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "Why Doesn't Criminal Justice Reform Doesn't Include Immigration Law?," 9 Jan. 2019 Some applications omitted questions about military status, while some websites had no information about the transfer process for military spouses, the study found. Fox News, "Karen Pence wants to help ease burden for military spouses," 13 Sep. 2018 Apple first omitted the headphone jack from iPhones with the launch of the iPhone 7 in late 2016, pushing wireless audio as an ultimately superior alternative and citing the need for additional internal space within its devices. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Your new $1,000+ iPhone won’t come with a headphone dongle in the box," 12 Sep. 2018 Also, the Trump Foundation omitted any mention of the gift to Bondi's group when the form asked it to list all outgoing donations. David A. Fahrenthold,, "The four times Trump signed tax returns for his foundation that contained incorrect information," 22 June 2018 While technically accurate, Sanders's tweet omitted key context. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, "A misleading way the White House tries to shoot down media reports," 14 June 2018 In his testimony before Congress, Prince reportedly omitted Nader's presence at the meeting, which added to the cloud gathering over him. Luke Darby, GQ, "Robert Mueller Is Very Interested in Erik Prince’s Secret Beer Meeting with a Kremlin Official," 8 Mar. 2018 The bride, aimed at capturing the essence of Venice in all of the wedding events' decor, purposefully omitted a color palette from her wedding plans. Allix Cott, Harper's BAZAAR, "Taking Vows in Venice: Emily & Robert’s Chic Italian Nuptials," 9 June 2017 The House bill also offers legal counsel to anyone reporting harassment, as well as an independent investigation before the review of allegations begins, both of which the Senate bill omits. Li Zhou, Vox, "Congress seemed determined to tackle its sexual harassment problem. But, the bill is still stalled.," 6 Dec. 2018

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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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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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