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omit Syllabification: o·mit
Pronunciation: /əˈmit/

Definition of omit in English:

verb (omits, omitting, omitted)

[with object]
1Leave out or exclude (someone or something), either intentionally or forgetfully: a significant detail was omitted from your story
More example sentences
  • Cases with missing data for any covariate were omitted from the regression analysis.
  • When any one of these components was omitted from the reaction, licensing dropped to background levels.
  • Good, experienced players were omitted from the World Cup squad and the new boys didn't deliver.
leave out, exclude, leave off, fail to mention, miss, pass over;
take out, drop, cut, delete, eliminate, erase, rub out, cross out, expunge, strike out
1.1Fail or neglect to do (something); leave undone: the final rinse is omitted [with infinitive]: he modestly omits to mention that he was pole-vault champion
More example sentences
  • They carefully omitted to mention percentages in their criticism because this was lower than those they imposed.
  • Whoever wrote the menu had omitted to mention that the dish came with a spaghetti infused with large dollops of anchovies.
  • She omitted to mention that the race was the first of this year's super bike grand prix held at different venues all over the world.
forget, neglect, fail;
leave undone, overlook, ignore, skip


Late Middle English: from Latin omittere, from ob- 'down' + mittere 'let go'.



Pronunciation: /ōˈmisəbəl/
Example sentences
  • This paper presents a method for recognizing omissible case elements considering application to such summarization.
  • Is it omissible to present e-mails as evidence in a court of law?


Example sentences
  • I don't mind helping a stranger, but don't give me that buddy trick because I find it very boring of you when I treat you like a buddy and you treat me like I'm invisible, transparent and totally omittable when you don't need me.
  • While not completely useless, it is totally omittable.

Words that rhyme with omit

acquit, admit, backlit, bedsit, befit, bit, Brit, Britt, chit, commit, demit, dit, emit, fit, flit, frit, git, grit, hit, intermit, it, kit, knit, legit, lickety-split, lit, manumit, mishit, mitt, nit, outsit, outwit, permit, pit, Pitt, pretermit, quit, remit, retrofit, sit, skit, slit, snit, spit, split, sprit, squit, submit, transmit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit

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