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omit

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Pronunciation: /ə(ʊ)ˈmɪt
 
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Definition of omit in English:

verb (omits, omitting, omitted)

[with object]
1Leave out or exclude (someone or something), either intentionally or forgetfully: he was omitted from the second Test
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.
Synonyms
leave out, exclude, fail to include, except, shut out, leave off, take out, miss out, miss, fail to mention, pass over, drop, delete, cut, erase, eliminate, elide, expunge, rub out, cross out, strike out, dispense with
informal give something a miss
1.1 [with infinitive] Fail or neglect to do: he modestly omits to mention that he was a 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.
Synonyms
forget, neglect, fail;
leave undone, overlook, ignore, skip

Origin

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

Derivatives

omissible

1
adjective
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?

omittable

2
adjective
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.

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