An example of to omit is to tell your spouse about your trip but you fail to mention that you lost your wallet.
- to fail to include; leave out
- to fail to do; neglect
- to take no notice of
- to let go
Origin of omitMiddle English omitten ; from Classical Latin omittere ; from ob- (see ob-) + mittere, to send: see mission
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 “to let go", from ob- + mittere (“to send"), but also had the connotations to "˜fail to perform' and "˜to neglect'.