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[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 of opt
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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British Dictionary definitions for opt out

opt out

verb
1.
(intransitive, adverb) often foll by of. to choose not to be involved (in) or part (of)
noun
2.
the act of opting out, esp of local-authority administration: opt-outs by hospitals and schools

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 out

opt

v.

1877, from French opter "to choose" (16c.), from Latin optare "choose, desire" (see option). To opt out is attested from 1922. Related: Opted; opting.

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Idioms and Phrases with opt out

opt out

Choose not to participate, as in Our school opted out of the state competition. [ ; mid-1900s ]
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