opt

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. opsonin,
  2. opsonization,
  3. opsonize,
  4. opsonocytophagic,
  5. opsonometry,
  6. opt in,
  7. opt out,
  8. opt-,
  9. opt-out,
  10. opt.

Origin of opt

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

SYNONYMS FOR opt
Related formsun·opt·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for opt-out

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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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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