- to make a choice; choose (usually followed by for).
- opt out, to decide to leave or withdraw: to opt out of the urban rat race and move to the countryside.
Origin of opt
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Examples from the Web for opt
Men may opt out of the discussion rather than risk saying something wrong.Tech’s Male ‘Feminists’ Aren’t Helping
Cate Huston, Karen Catlin
December 8, 2014
Nor, however, did it opt for opening a dialogue with the civil society.How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution
December 6, 2014
Instead, opt for eating complete meals with good sources of protein and fiber.9 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
December 5, 2014
If you tend to inhale your food without realizing how much you consumed, opt for nibbles like in-shell pistachio nuts.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work
November 27, 2014
Allowing religiously affiliated organizations to opt out of Obamacare, period.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’
November 16, 2014
Czechoslovaks who are habitually resident in Germany will have a similar right to opt for Czechoslovak nationality.
Any person over 18 years of age habitually resident in the territory restored to Denmark will be entitled to opt for Germany.
Epopt, ep′opt, n. one initiated into the Eleusinian mysteries.
May "opt" for one day, you're unable to say, and in vain you appeal to Authority.
Word Origin and History for opt
1877, from French opter "to choose" (16c.), from Latin optare "choose, desire" (see option). To opt out is attested from 1922. Related: Opted; opting.