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[oh-mit] /oʊˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), omitted, omitting.
to leave out; fail to include or mention:
to omit a name from a list.
to forbear or fail to do, make, use, send, etc.:
to omit a greeting.
Origin of omit
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English omitten < Latin omittere to let go, equivalent to o- o-2 + mittere to send
Related forms
omitter, noun
preomit, verb (used with object), preomitted, preomitting.
unomitted, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for omit
  • As to the findings of soft dinosaur tissue, some people always omit the power of coincidence or other supporting evidence.
  • If the interruption to the flow of the sentence is but slight, the writer may safely omit the commas.
  • It ought to contain many more, but there is perhaps no other single poem which it would be an error to omit.
  • In an effort to avoid offending anybody, they omit any images of people.
  • We omit many of those details which are everything to the practical artist, but nothing to the general reader.
  • Her hand size was still a problem, and occasionally--to her extreme and loudly voiced distress--she had to omit the lowest notes.
  • Too much flows from that well known fact to omit it.
  • omit information that the audience doesn't need to know.
  • If you are not sure whether the filing included a middle initial or name, omit it from your search.
  • The omit point-Correlation biserial correlation should be negative.
British Dictionary definitions for omit


verb (transitive) omits, omitting, omitted
to neglect to do or include
to fail (to do something)
Derived Forms
omissible (əʊˈmɪsɪbəl) adjective
omitter, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin omittere, from ob- away + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for omit

early 15c., from Latin omittere "let go, let fall," figuratively "lay aside, disregard," from assimilated form of ob (here perhaps intensive) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Related: Omitted; omitting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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