Definition of omit in English:

omit

Syllabification: o·mit
Pronunciation: /əˈmit
 
, ōˈmit
 
/

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.
Synonyms
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.
Synonyms
forget, neglect, fail; leave undone, overlook, ignore, skip

Origin

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

Derivatives

omissible

Pronunciation: /ōˈmisəbəl/
adjective
More 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

adjective
More 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.

Definition of omit in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day internecine
Pronunciation: ˌintərˈnesēn
adjective
destructive to both sides in a conflict