An example of to omit is to tell your spouse about your trip but you fail to mention that you lost your wallet.
Omitted an important detail from the report.
Origin of omit
- Middle English omitten from Latin omittere ob- against, away ob– mittere to send
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- (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'.