- 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-out
Contemporary Examples of opt-out
Would Social Security need an opt-out system for it to still be constitutional?Conservatives go to Court to Stop Free-Market Healthcare
March 13, 2012
He is strongly encouraging airports to opt-out of the TSA now.
But Mica also wisely created a provision that allowed airports to opt-out of the TSA and use private screeners instead.
She can act out the opt-out revolution and be as meaninglessly popular as that other stay-at-home mom, Laura Bush.Why Michelle Is Sliding
November 13, 2009
Word Origin for opt
Word Origin and History for opt-out
1877, from French opter "to choose" (16c.), from Latin optare "choose, desire" (see option). To opt out is attested from 1922. Related: Opted; opting.