\ 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 Kim Basile, a painter who runs the Kim and Carlo’s hot-dog carts outside the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum, said the sport peppers are the most common topping that people omit. New York Times, 21 July 2022 The former prosecutors said prosecuting such a case requires proving there was an intent to cause a witness to falsify or omit truthful testimony. Globe Staff,, 12 July 2022 The head of the startup excitedly tells them to go ahead and omit the AI Ethics elements. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 7 July 2022 Most employees from marginalized groups who work remotely said they, fearing discrimination, lie about or omit parts of their identity at their current job. Jane Thier, Fortune, 7 July 2022 But do omit the part about checking the tracking, which, though perfectly rational, tends to raise the hairs on the back of one’s neck. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 Roberts sees the producers’ decision to omit his HIV storyline as part of a larger problem of cultural amnesia related to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and ‘90s. Meredith Blakestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2022 Another suggests some low-risk breast cancer patients can omit radiation after lumpectomy. Carla K. Johnson,, 7 June 2022 Another suggests some low-risk breast cancer patients can omit radiation after lumpectomy. Carla K. Johnson, USA TODAY, 7 June 2022 See More

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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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“Omit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for omit


\ 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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