\ 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 Fox's false public statement omits important facts. Jeremy Barr, The Hollywood Reporter, "Fox News Launched New Investigation Into Host's Misconduct Claims," 1 Nov. 2019 Because the Montgomery-area school was listed separately from Alabama public and private schools in information provided by the Department of Education, it was omitted from an earlier story on the Blue Ribbon Awards. al, "Maxwell AFB school among National Blue Ribbon honorees," 3 Oct. 2019 Moskowitz noted that the men had sufficiently established another claim at this stage, that the police may have intentionally or recklessly given misleading statements and omitted facts in obtaining the warrants. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Judge rules warrants were unconstitutional in Lincoln Park gang conspiracy case," 6 Aug. 2019 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

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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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