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Dictionary definition of omit

To leave out or exclude something, either intentionally or unintentionally.
"The editor advised the author to omit unnecessary adjectives."

Detailed meaning of omit

It can also mean to fail to include something or to neglect to do something. The word comes from the Latin word "omittere" which means "to let go" or "to send away". In everyday use, "omit" is used to describe the act of leaving something out or excluding it, such as omitting a word from a sentence, omitting a detail from a story, or omitting an item from a list. It can also be used to describe the act of failing to include something or to neglect to do something, such as omitting a necessary step in a process or omitting to invite someone to an event. In literature, the term is often used to describe the act of leaving something out of a text or story, or the act of neglecting to include something in a description or account.

Example sentences containing omit

1. She decided to omit the unnecessary details from her presentation.
2. Please don't omit any crucial information from the report.
3. He chose to omit the controversial paragraph from his essay.
4. It's important not to omit any vital steps in the instructions.
5. I inadvertently omitted your name from the guest list; I apologize.
6. The editor had to omit several paragraphs to meet the word limit.

History and etymology of omit

The verb 'omit' has Latin origins. It is derived from the Latin word 'omittere,' which is a combination of 'ob-' meaning 'away' and 'mittere' meaning 'to send' or 'to let go.' Therefore, the etymology of 'omit' conveys the idea of sending something away or letting it go, which can be understood as leaving out or excluding something from a particular context. In English, it is used to describe the action of intentionally or unintentionally leaving something out or excluding it. The term 'omit' emphasizes the act of omission, whether deliberate or accidental, reflecting its historical connection to the idea of sending something away from a particular context or setting it aside.

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Further usage examples of omit

1. To save time, she decided to omit the lengthy introduction.
2. The chef decided to omit the garlic to accommodate allergies.
3. Let's not omit any key data points in the financial analysis.
4. He realized he had inadvertently omitted a critical piece of evidence.
5. It's essential to omit personal biases when conducting the research.
6. We should omit unnecessary information to keep the document concise.
7. Please do not omit any important details from your report.
8. It is crucial not to omit any steps when following the recipe.
9. You should not omit any supporting evidence in your argument.
10. The speaker chose to omit certain facts to manipulate the audience.
11. Let's omit this section from the final draft as it is not relevant.
12. We must not omit any names from the guest list.
13. Omitting this paragraph would improve the flow of the essay.
14. Please make sure to omit personal opinions from the report.
15. It is wise to omit sensitive information from public discussions.
16. Don't omit the conclusion of your presentation; it provides closure.
17. Omitting the subject in this sentence creates ambiguity.
18. We cannot afford to omit any critical steps in the process.
19. The journalist decided to omit certain details to protect sources.
20. It would be a mistake to omit the key findings from the presentation.
21. Omitting this paragraph would make the introduction more concise.
22. The teacher instructed the students to omit the irrelevant information.
23. The contractor was warned not to omit any safety measures.
24. Please double-check your work to ensure you didn't omit any important points.



exclude, include, incorporate, embrace


Denial and Defiance, Middle School 13, Ineffectual and Obsolete, Absence and Lack

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