\ 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 Yeah, this is a list within a list, but these child-friendly experiments were too good to omit. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "13 tips, tricks, and projects to start 2021 off right," 28 Dec. 2020 By effectively enlisting people to demand receipts, authorities hope to shrink the scope for store owners to omit income in their tax declarations. Giovanni Legorano, WSJ, "Italy Bets on a Lottery to Tame Tax Evasion," 24 Dec. 2020 High-nitrogen synthetic fertilizer is the main thing to omit from your ginkgo management. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "How to make your ginkgo tree grow like a champion," 7 Dec. 2020 Ahead of the meeting with other top leaders, Mr. McConnell repeated his call to omit the two issues from the bill, pointing toward another relief bill under the Biden administration as another opportunity to address them. Kristina Peterson And Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Congressional Leaders Say They Are Closer to Deal on Covid-19, Year-End Spending Bill," 16 Dec. 2020 The conductor and director for each production have teamed up to create the abridgments, which contain most of the famous arias, but omit the chorus because of social distancing requirements. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Dallas Opera plans live spring performances in the Winspear Opera House — with big differences," 10 Dec. 2020 Typically there's an easy recipe on the back of most cornmeal boxes; just omit the sugar. Star Tribune, "Sheet-pan dinners get a Thanksgiving makeover," 20 Nov. 2020 Leading up to the awards show, executives from the regional Mexican music community criticized the Latin Recording Academy's decision to omit artists from the genre from its big four categories. Charles Ventura, USA TODAY, "Latin Grammys: Moments you might have missed, from J. Balvin to Pitbull's tribute to front-line workers," 20 Nov. 2020 The talking points omit any mention of Biden, but none of the outcomes outlined by the NRSC, which did not respond to requests for comment, would be possible with a Republican president. Jessica Huseman, ProPublica, "Trump Campaign Officials Started Pressuring Georgia’s Secretary of State Long Before the Election," 18 Nov. 2020

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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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14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Omit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce omit (audio)

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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