Word family noun option adjective optional verb opt coopt adverb optionally
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoptopt /ɒpt $ ɑːpt/ ●●○ verb [intransitive] CHOOSEto choose one thing or do one thing instead of anotheropt for We finally opted for the wood finish.opt to do something Many young people are opting to go on to college. opt in opt out→ See Verb table
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optAs against the classical, the serenely beautiful, Nietzsche was opting for the archaic.After college, Ruffin opted for the Army over college.This does not mean opting out of positive training or the setting of limits.Suppose Holt's 6-year-old does opt out of school?When her parents divorced, Mary Ann opted to live with her father.For an additional £145 visitors can opt to vacate their hotel rooms for a two-night safari.opt to do somethingOr, they can opt to block their numbers on a call-by-call basis by dialing star-67 before each call.During December, struggling couples opt to delay their breakups until after Christmas.Some tourists opt to drive to Chiapas from Cancun, which takes 10 hours or longer.With the Socialists in most constituencies opting to go it alone in pursuit of an overall majority, the left was now divided.Although Dole is bumping up against the federal spending ceiling, he could opt to ignore it altogether.You can accept this suggestion and opt to make the two objects keep the alignment.Many visitors opt to stay along the Costa Brava south of Barcelona.For an additional £145 visitors can opt to vacate their hotel rooms for a two-night safari.Paul's verdict: I found myself opting to wear or carry these simple track-suit-style pants more and more often.
From King Business Dictionaryoptopt /ɒptɑːpt/ verb [intransitive] to choose one thing rather than anotheropt forFaced with voluntary redundancy, nearly half the managers opted instead for early retirement.opt againstThe airline opted against a cut in fares because such a move is almost always matched quickly by rivals.opt to do somethingPolicyholders opting to get out early would be entitled to about 48 cents on the dollar. opt out→ See Verb tableOrigin opt (1800-1900) French opter, from Latin optare to choose