option

[ op-shuhn ]
/ ˈɒp ʃən /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to acquire or grant an option on: The studio has optioned his latest novel for film adaptation.
to provide with optional equipment: The car can be fully optioned at additional cost.

Origin of option

1595–1605; < Latin optiōn- (stem of optiō) choice, equivalent to op(tāre) to select (see opt) + -tiōn- -tion
SYNONYMS FOR option
Related formsop·tion·a·ble, adjectivepre·op·tion, noun

Synonym study

2. See choice.
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option

/ (ˈɒpʃən) /

noun

verb

(tr) to obtain or grant an option on

Word Origin for option

C17: from Latin optiō free choice, from optāre to choose
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Word Origin and History for optioned

option


n.

c.1600, "action of choosing," from French option (Old French opcion), from Latin optionem (nominative optio) "choice, free choice, liberty to choose," from root of optare "to desire, choose," from PIE root *op- "to choose, prefer." Meaning "thing that may be chosen" is attested from 1885. Commercial transaction sense first recorded 1755 (the verb in this sense is from 1934). As a North American football play, it is recorded from 1954.

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