to make a choice; choose (usually followed by for).
opt in, to decide to make use of or take part in something: To receive automatic updates, opt in under the email notification section.
opt out, to decide to withdraw from or not take part in something: You can opt out of the pension plan, but you lose the employer and government contribution.
- un·opt·ed, adjective
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How to use opt in a sentence
It turns out, Krolewicz’ client account was opted into the “Maximum impact” setting in this program.Google’s Auto Applied Recommendations catch advertisers, agencies off guard | Ginny Marvin | November 17, 2020 | Search Engine Land
In hindsight, the Big Ten and Pac-12 should’ve tried to stay on schedule instead of initially opting to delay until the new year, only to change their minds to keep up with their peers.Sports were a distraction from the pandemic. Now they’re being battered by it. | Jerry Brewer | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
He opted to punt instead of taking a fourth-and-three chance from the New England 41-yard line.The Patriots’ season isn’t fixed, but at least they avoided losing to the Jets | Mark Maske | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Children whose parents have opted to keep them at home will watch a live-stream video of classrooms in which in-person teaching is taking place.Fauquier County Public Schools returns majority of students to classrooms | Hannah Natanson | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Anyone selecting one of the big four superpowers — invisibility, invincibility, teleportation, time travel — would surely opt for the latter in 2020.The ways our modern tech stack up to sci-fi and fantasy marvels | George Bass | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
For instance, South Dakota celebrates a Native American Day, while Alaska opts instead for Alaska Day on Oct. 18.
If the show opts not to invite Pedrad back, the actress offers one other suggestion: “Maybe the real Kim will come on the show!”SNL’s Kim Kardashian Konundrum: Why Nasim Pedrad’s Exit Hurts So Much | Jason Lynch | September 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I get it's a fictional story but it clearly co-opts Middle eastern culture.Hollywood’s Major Muslim Problem Doesn't End With 'Alice in Arabia' | Dean Obeidallah | March 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But DuckDuckGo opts to throw any of that information away and not to save it, Weinberg said.DuckDuckGo Search Engine Gets Boost After PRISM Scandal | CNBC | June 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or two, Grimes opts out of the race for another campaign, leaving McConnell with no serious opponent.How Kentucky Democrats Duped the MSM and Helped Elbow Out Ashley Judd | Jonathan Miller | April 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are no "firsts" or "double firsts;" no "wranglers;" no "senior opts" or "junior opts."North America, Volume I (of 2) | Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for opt
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