AskDefine | Define omit

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1 prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece" [syn: exclude, except, leave out, leave off, take out] [ant: include]
2 leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten" [syn: neglect, pretermit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap] [ant: attend to] [also: omitting, omitted]

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(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’.



  1. To leave out or exclude. (most common usage)
  2. To fail to perform.
  3. To neglect or take no notice of. (Obscure)


To leave out or exclude
To fail to perform
To neglect or take no notice of
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abandon, abbreviate, abridge, ban, bar, bar out, blink at, blockade, blot out, blue-pencil, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, count out, cross out, cut, cut off, cut out, debar, dele, delete, discount, disregard, edit, edit out, embargo, eradicate, erase, except, exclude, expunge, expurgate, fail, forget, freeze out, goldbrick, goof off, ignore, jump, keep out, kill, leave, leave loose ends, leave out, leave undone, let alone, let be, let dangle, let go, let slide, lock out, malinger, miss, neglect, obliterate, ostracize, overlook, overpass, pass over, pass up, preclude, pretermit, procrastinate, prohibit, reject, relegate, repudiate, rescind, rub out, send to Coventry, shirk, shut out, skip, slack, slight, strike, strike off, strike out, taboo, trifle, void
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