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opt

[opt] /ɒpt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to make a choice; choose (usually followed by for).
Verb phrases
2.
opt out, to decide to leave or withdraw:
to opt out of the urban rat race and move to the countryside.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French opter to choose, divide < Latin optāre to wish for, desire, pray for, choose, select
Related forms
unopted, adjective
Synonyms
1. select, pick, elect, prefer.

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Examples for opt
  • If you choose to opt in, information about all your purchases is made available to your friends.
  • Imagine if every company you had never done business with required you to opt out of their junk mailings.
  • When climbers opt to climb without a rope, they lose the luxury of learning from mistakes.
  • Others tend to see more similarities between fossils and opt for trees with fewer offshoots.
  • If you do opt for an eco-friendly paint, use a matching primer.
  • Users can opt out of receiving these sorts of ads by clicking on an icon on the banner.
  • They will opt to placate or to challenge a questioner.
  • Automatic enrolment puts the onus on the worker to opt out rather than to opt in.
  • For an even more remote experience, opt for one of the eight secluded cottages that dot the property.
  • The theory goes that, if the toll is high enough, some drivers will cancel their trips or opt for the bus or rails.
British Dictionary definitions for opt

opt

/ɒpt/
verb
1.
when intr, foll by for. to show preference (for) or choose (to do something) See also opt in See also opt out
Word Origin
C19: from French opter, from Latin optāre to choose
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Word Origin and History for opt
opt
1877, from Fr. opter "to choose," from L. optare "choose, desire" (see option). To opt out is attested from 1922.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for opt

opt.

  1. optative
  2. optical
  3. optional
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