- To omit is to leave something out or to fail to do something.
An example of to omit is to tell your spouse about your trip but you fail to mention that you lost your wallet.
transitive verbo·mit·ted, o·mit·ting, o·mits
- To fail to include or mention; leave out: omitted an important detail from the report.
- a. To fail or neglect to do (something): omitted his daily walk during our visit.b. To fail or neglect (to do something): I omitted to mention that I don't eat meat.
Origin of omitMiddle English omitten, from Latin omittere : ob-, against, away; see ob– + mittere, to send.
(third-person singular simple present omits, present participle omitting, simple past and past participle omitted)
- To leave out or exclude.
- To fail to perform.
- (rare) To neglect or take no notice of.
(at least by 1422) Enters Late Middle English, from Latin omittere which means literally â€œto let goâ€, from ob- + mittere (â€œto sendâ€), but also had the connotations to â€˜fail to performâ€™ and â€˜to neglectâ€™.