[HuffPo] Givenchy opts out of Couture: Sound the fashion alarm—Givenchy is skipping Couture Fashion Week this January.
Or two, Grimes opts out of the race for another campaign, leaving McConnell with no serious opponent.
1877, from French opter "to choose" (16c.), from Latin optare "choose, desire" (see option). To opt out is attested from 1922. Related: Opted; opting.