What does opt out mean?

Definitions for opt out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opt out, cop out(verb)

    choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing

    "She copped out when she was supposed to get into the hang glider"


  1. opt out(Verb)

    To choose not to participate in something

  2. Origin: From opt + out.

Editors Contribution

  1. opt out

    To choose the opposite choice on a ballot or question that asks you to opt in.

    Some referendum or ballot papers give you a choice to opt in or opt out.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opt out in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opt out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amy Loper:

    The superintendent told me that we could opt out of the sex education class, but that’s not the point.

  2. Maggie Baker:

    At that point, when money has grown substantially, you may opt out of robo-investing and go find a real person.

  3. Law Professor Frank Askin:

    I don't think you can do it in this country because I do n’t think the First Amendment would permit it, people have a right to opt out of elections. It's not happening.

  4. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul:

    What's going to happen is it's going to harden people's resolve on this issue, i think what's going to happen is that state and localities are just going to opt out of the marriage business.

  5. Matthew McReynolds:

    No school district is a law unto itself, we are taking action to ensure that important laws such as parental opt-out rights continue to serve as checks and balances and do not become empty promises.

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