Definition of opt

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opt


[ opt ]


/ ɒpt /


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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.

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Origin of


opt

1875–80; <French

opter

to choose, divide <Latin

optāre

to wish for, desire, pray for, choose, select

OTHER WORDS FROM opt


un·opt·ed,


adjective


Definition for

opt


(2 of 2)


opt.


abbreviation


optative.


optical.


optician.


optics.


optional.

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Words related to

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Example sentences from the Web for

opt

If you

opt

to do this, add them to the pot with the nectar and port.


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M. Carrie Allan



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November 20, 2020



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Washington Post

The only way to regain consumers’ trust is by helping them understand how and why their data is being used and providing clear and easy ways for them to

opt

-in or out.


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Criteo



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November 16, 2020



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Digiday

Ring to offer

opt

-in end-to-end encryption for videos beginning later this year


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Brian Heater



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November 11, 2020



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TechCrunch

These new features are double-

opt

in, meaning that both the family member and their loved one need to first establish a connection between their Alexa accounts through an invitation process.


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Sarah Perez



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November 11, 2020



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TechCrunch

The researchers concluded that health care workers shouldn’t wear cloth masks and

opt

instead for medical masks.


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Tina Hesman Saey



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November 11, 2020



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Science News

According to the USDA, student participation began to fall, with 1.4 million students

opt

ing out of the lunch program entirely.


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Patricia Murphy



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January 7, 2015



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DAILY BEAST

The process of co-

opt

ing black music and selling it back to the adoring public in whiteface is as American as apple pie.


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Amy Zimmerman



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December 29, 2014



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DAILY BEAST

Since coffee can irritate the gut, she suggests

opt

ing for herbal tea instead.


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DailyBurn



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December 19, 2014



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DAILY BEAST

Many of them do not have the choice of

opt

ing out of their planned futures as the breadwinners.


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Maya Richard Craven



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November 17, 2014



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DAILY BEAST

Instead, Clohessy accuses Cardinal George and dozens of his clerical colleagues of

opt

ing to put their own reputations first.


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November 7, 2014



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British Dictionary definitions for

opt


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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Medical definitions for

opt


opt-


pref.


Variant of


opto-

The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.


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