\ 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 In apologizing, brands, much like people, often omit the most important part: the actual apology. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 15 June 2022 If using ground beef, lamb or turkey, omit the oil, as the meat will contain enough fat to saute the other ingredients. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 9 June 2022 However, this focus on your solemn side might omit something crucial. Chicago Tribune, 14 May 2022 Cruz is using the same dubious method employed by book-banning advocates around the country: Find a suspicious-sounding phrase, distort or omit its context and then condemn the book and anyone who approves of it. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 Choose a veggie broth and omit the pesto to keep it vegan friendly. Taylor Worden, Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2022 In a confessional, Bilal explains why he's chosen to omit his wealth from his relationship with Shaeeda, 37. Kelly Wynne,, 12 Apr. 2022 There was a litany of other evidence shared, much of which the defense had tried to omit from the case in the lead-up to the trial. NBC News, 17 Feb. 2022 Records show Martinez instructed investors to omit from their E-2 visa applications the fact that MCM managed the franchises. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Dec. 2021 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 27 Jun. 2022.

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\ 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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