Opting



[opt] /ɒpt/

verb (used without object)
1.
to make a choice; choose (usually followed by for).
Verb phrases
2.
opt out, to decide to leave or withdraw:
to opt out of the urban rat race and move to the countryside.
/ɒpt/
verb
1.
when intr, foll by for. to show preference (for) or choose (to do something) See also opt in See also opt out
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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  • Optionable

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  • Optional

    [op-shuh-nl] /ˈɒp ʃə nl/ adjective 1. left to one’s choice; not required or mandatory: Formal dress is optional. 2. leaving something to choice. /ˈɒpʃənəl/ adjective 1. possible but not compulsory; left to personal choice adj. 1765, from option + -al (1).

  • Optionally

    [op-shuh-nl] /ˈɒp ʃə nl/ adjective 1. left to one’s choice; not required or mandatory: Formal dress is optional. 2. leaving something to choice. /ˈɒpʃənəl/ adjective 1. possible but not compulsory; left to personal choice adj. 1765, from option + -al (1).



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