[ opt ]
/ ɒpt /
verb (used without object)
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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Origin of opt
1875–80; <French opter to choose, divide <Latin optāre to wish for, desire, pray for, choose, select
OTHER WORDS FROM optun·opt·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for opt
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Word Origin for opt
C19: from French opter, from Latin optāre to choose
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Medical definitions for opt
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