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. verb
    leave undone or leave out
    synonyms: drop, leave out, miss, neglect, overleap, overlook, pretermit
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    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
  2. verb
    prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    synonyms: except, exclude, leave off, leave out, take out
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    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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