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[oh-mit]
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verb (used with object), o·mit·ted, o·mit·ting.
  1. to leave out; fail to include or mention: to omit a name from a list.
  2. to forbear or fail to do, make, use, send, etc.: to omit a greeting.

Origin of omit

1400–50; late Middle English omitten < Latin omittere to let go, equivalent to o- o-2 + mittere to send
Related formso·mit·ter, nounpre·o·mit, verb (used with object), pre·o·mit·ted, pre·o·mit·ting.un·o·mit·ted, adjective
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omit

verb omits, omitting or omitted (tr)
  1. to neglect to do or include
  2. to fail (to do something)
Derived Formsomissible (əʊˈmɪsɪbəl), adjectiveomitter, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Latin omittere, from ob- away + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for omitting

omit

v.

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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