verb (used with object), o·mit·ted, o·mit·ting.
- to leave out; fail to include or mention: to omit a name from a list.
- to forbear or fail to do, make, use, send, etc.: to omit a greeting.
verb omits, omitting or omitted (tr)
- to neglect to do or include
- to fail (to do something)
v.early 15c., from Latin omittere “let go, let fall,” figuratively “lay aside, disregard,” from assimilated form of ob (here perhaps intensive) + mittere “let go, send” (see mission). Related: Omitted; omitting.