Definitions for optɒpt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

optɒpt(v.i.)

  1. to make a choice; choose:

    Voters opted for conservative candidates.

  2. opt out, to decide to leave or withdraw:

    to opt out of the urban congestion.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase

Origin of opt:

1875–80; < F opter to choose, divide < L optāre to wish for, pray for, choose

opt.

  1. optative.

    Category: Grammar

  2. optical.

  3. optician.

  4. optics.

  5. optional.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. choose, prefer, opt(verb)

    select as an alternative over another

    "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. opt(verb)ɒpt

    to choose sth

    I opted for the slightly cheaper bike.; Students can opt to take a year off before starting college.

Wiktionary

  1. opt(Verb)

    To choose; to select.

  2. Origin: From opter, from optare “to choose” or "to select"

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opt' in Verbs Frequency: #773


Translations for opt

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

opt

to choose or decide not to do something or take part in something

You promised to help us, so you can't opt out (of it) now.

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