opt

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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.

Origin of opt

1875–80; < French opter to choose, divide < Latin optāre to wish for, desire, pray for, choose, select
Related formsun·opt·ed, adjective

Synonyms for opt

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British Dictionary definitions for opt-out

opt

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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Word Origin and History for opt-out

opt

v.

1877, from French opter "to choose" (16c.), from Latin optare "choose, desire" (see option). To opt out is attested from 1922. Related: Opted; opting.

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