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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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  • In this place I ought not to omit mention of another method of assaying employed by some assayers.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • But if brought to table in bottles, the company can use it or omit it as they please.

  • We must therefore not omit the Law of Growth in the vehicle from our conception of the working of the Spirit.

  • I must not omit to notice the heating stones, or “pot-boilers.”

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • We intended not to omit the following charming passage from her letters, and therefore add it here.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
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.

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