omit

verb
\ 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

Synonyms

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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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 So, Feinstein left that part out in order to smear Kavanaugh in front of the world and omitted highly relevant information about his accuser, indeed the entire accusation. Fox News, "Brit Hume on fallout from Kavanaugh hearing; Alan Dershowitz on Rachel Mitchell's performance," 28 Sep. 2018 However, native perennials are one of the best ways to attract native bees, so don’t omit them from your yard entirely. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Always Plant Flowers in Your Vegetable Patch," 15 Aug. 2018 Hori has also omitted motion control and rumble functionality. Sam Byford, The Verge, "This controller fixes a big Nintendo Switch problem but makes another even worse," 3 Aug. 2018 Those parents were either deported or voluntarily abandoned their children, a fact that is conveniently omitted from the Dem-tifa crowd. Fox News, "Ingraham: The defenders of lawlessness," 2 Aug. 2018 The new form omits a variety of popular deductions, including those for student loan interest and teaching supplies, forcing taxpayers to search for them — and tally them up — on one of six accompanying worksheets. Jim Tankersley, New York Times, "The New Tax Form Is Postcard-Size, but More Complicated Than Ever," 25 June 2018 Curiously, the Laguna program omits such key details as the time periods, matching actors to their characters or location of the action. Tom Titus, latimes.com, "On Theater: Racial tension plays out in two eras in Laguna Playhouse's staging of 'Clybourne Park'," 14 June 2018 The image basically omits Trump, aside from his signature hair. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "G7 photos of Trump: There's more than Merkel's stare down. Each country's photo shows something different," 12 June 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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Dictionary Entries near omit

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omission

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omittance

Omiya

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omit

verb

English Language Learners Definition of omit

: to leave out (someone or something) : to not include (someone or something)
formal : to fail to do (something)

omit

verb
\ 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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