- 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
Examples from the Web for omitting
By omitting LGBT contestants, ABC is missing out on a huge demographic.It’s About Damn Time for a Gay ‘Bachelor’
May 27, 2014
Omitting the latter would have been a catastrophic mistake by the Pentagon.Why Can’t America’s Newest Stealth Jet Land Like It’s Supposed To?
May 26, 2014
Both keep up the appearance of gaining ground, often omitting or altering facts.Taliban And NATO War on Twitter
November 20, 2013
Omitting health status as a control variable increases the estimated hazard ratio to 1.10 (95 percent CI, 1.03–1.19).
Also omitting smoking status and body mass index increases the hazard ratio to 1.20 (95 percent CI, 1.15–1.24).
Shakespeare copies it word for word, only omitting with admirable art the first line.The Man Shakespeare
He told of the lawyer's letter, omitting for the present the news of the legacy.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
So I will read it exactly as it stands, omitting absolutely nothing.The Substance of a Dream
F. W. Bain
Hence Cicero blames Antony for omitting this in the case of Lepidus.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology
Charles K. Dillaway
- to neglect to do or include
- to fail (to do something)
Word Origin and History for omitting
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.