- 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.
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Examples from the Web for opted
Instead, it appears that the Obama administration has opted to punish North Korea financially.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years
January 2, 2015
Meanwhile, the Netherlands and Spain opted for the "unedited" version.Sony Emails Show How the Studio Plans to Censor Kim Jong Un Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’
December 15, 2014
In the absence of typical classrooms and curriculums, West Africans have opted for alternate methods of learning and education.The Radio Battle to Educate Ebola’s Kids
December 11, 2014
When Democratic incumbent Rep. Jim Matheson opted not to run again, Love won by several thousand votes in the 2014 midterms.The Republican Rainbow Coalition Is Real
November 18, 2014
His colleague at the British Museum, Dr. Jeremy Hill, who curated the 100 Objects book, opted for the word processor.We All Have a Rosebud in Our Pasts
October 15, 2014
Word Origin and History for opted
1877, from French opter "to choose" (16c.), from Latin optare "choose, desire" (see option). To opt out is attested from 1922. Related: Opted; opting.