omit

If you omit one member of the class when you're handing out valentines, it's going to make that person feel terrible. To omit something is to leave it out, to forget or overlook it.

The verb omit comes from the Latin word omittere, "to let go or to lay aside," which is exactly what it means. When you omit an ingredient you need for your brownie recipe from the grocery list, you've accidentally left off an important item. You can also deliberately omit something, which you'd do if you didn't include your least favorite cousin when you invited your relatives to a family reunion.

DEFINITIONS OF: omit

1

v leave undone or leave out

Synonyms:
drop, leave out, miss, neglect, overleap, overlook, pretermit
Antonyms:
attend to, take to heart
get down to; pay attention to; take seriously
Types:
forget
forget to do something
jump, pass over, skip, skip over
bypass

v prevent from being included or considered or accepted

Synonyms:
except, exclude, leave off, leave out, take out
Antonyms:
include
consider as part of something
Types:
elide
leave or strike out
drop
omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing
Type of:
do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of
terminate, end, or take out
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