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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 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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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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Contemporary definitions for opt-out
noun

an act or instance of choosing not to do or participate in something; an opportunity to choose not to do something

noun, adjective

a radio or television broadcast that is transmitted only locally

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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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