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verb (used without object)

to make a choice; choose (usually followed by for).

Verb Phrases

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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Origin of opt

1875–80; <French opter to choose, divide <Latin optāre to wish for, desire, pray for, choose, select

OTHER WORDS FROM opt

un·opt·ed, adjective

Definition for opt (2 of 2)

opt.

abbreviation

optative.
optical.
optician.
optics.
optional.
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British Dictionary definitions for opt

opt
/ (ɒpt) /

verb

(when intr, foll by for) to show preference (for) or choose (to do something)See also opt in See also opt out

Word Origin for opt

C19: from French opter, from Latin optāre to choose
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Medical definitions for opt

opt-

pref.

Variant ofopto-
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