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Related to opting: hold in, collide with, detract from, To dispose of

opt

 (ŏpt)
intr.v. opt·ed, opt·ing, opts
To make a choice or decision: opted for early retirement; opted not to go.
Phrasal Verb:
opt out
To choose not to participate in something: "give individual schools the right to opt out of the local educational authority" (Newsweek).

[French opter, from Old French, from Latin optāre.]

opt

(ɒpt)
vb
(when: intr, foll by for) to show preference (for) or choose (to do something)
[C19: from French opter, from Latin optāre to choose]

opt

(ɒpt)

v.i.
1. to make a choice; choose: Voters opted for conservative candidates.
2. opt out, to decide to leave or withdraw: to opt out of the urban congestion.
[1875–80; < French opter to choose, divide < Latin optāre to wish for, pray for, choose]

opt.

1. optative.
2. optical.
3. optician.
4. optics.
5. optional.

opt


Past participle: opted
Gerund: opting

Imperative
opt
opt
Present
I opt
you opt
he/she/it opts
we opt
you opt
they opt
Preterite
I opted
you opted
he/she/it opted
we opted
you opted
they opted
Present Continuous
I am opting
you are opting
he/she/it is opting
we are opting
you are opting
they are opting
Present Perfect
I have opted
you have opted
he/she/it has opted
we have opted
you have opted
they have opted
Past Continuous
I was opting
you were opting
he/she/it was opting
we were opting
you were opting
they were opting
Past Perfect
I had opted
you had opted
he/she/it had opted
we had opted
you had opted
they had opted
Future
I will opt
you will opt
he/she/it will opt
we will opt
you will opt
they will opt
Future Perfect
I will have opted
you will have opted
he/she/it will have opted
we will have opted
you will have opted
they will have opted
Future Continuous
I will be opting
you will be opting
he/she/it will be opting
we will be opting
you will be opting
they will be opting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been opting
you have been opting
he/she/it has been opting
we have been opting
you have been opting
they have been opting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been opting
you will have been opting
he/she/it will have been opting
we will have been opting
you will have been opting
they will have been opting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been opting
you had been opting
he/she/it had been opting
we had been opting
you had been opting
they had been opting
Conditional
I would opt
you would opt
he/she/it would opt
we would opt
you would opt
they would opt
Past Conditional
I would have opted
you would have opted
he/she/it would have opted
we would have opted
you would have opted
they would have opted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.opt - select as an alternative over another; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"
cop out, opt out - choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing; "She copped out when she was supposed to get into the hang glider"

opt

opt for something or someone choose, pick, select, take, adopt, go for, designate, decide on, single out, espouse, fix on, plump for, settle upon, exercise your discretion in favour of You may wish to opt for one method or the other.
opt out withdraw, leave, pull out, drop out, back out, secede, cop out (slang), absent yourself You may opt out of the scheme at any time.

opt

verb
To make a choice from a number of alternatives.Also used with for:
choose, cull, elect, pick (out), select, single (out).
Translations
يَخْتار، يُفاضِل
bakke ud
velja, kjósa
atteiktiesizvairīties

opt

[ɒpt] VI to opt for sthoptar por algo
to opt to do sthoptar por hacer algo
opt out VI + ADV
1. (= decide against) to opt out of doing sthoptar por no hacer algo
I think I'll opt out of goingcreo que optaré por no ir
2. (= withdraw) → retractarse

opt

[ˈɒpt] vi
to opt for sth → opter pour qch
to opt to do sth → choisir de faire qch
opt in
vi (= join) → s'engager
They can't opt out, because they never opted in → Ils ne peuvent pas se retirer puisqu'ils ne se sont jamais engagés.
opt into
vt fus (= join) → choisir de participer à
opt out
vi
[school, hospital] → se déconventionner
to opt out of sth [+ arrangement] → se désengager de qch
the latest hospital to opt out of local-authority control → le dernier hôpital à se déconventionner
[person] to opt out of an activity → se retirer d'une activité

opt

vi to opt for somethingsich für etw entscheiden; to opt to do somethingsich entscheiden, etw zu tun; to opt to join the single currencyseine Option wahrnehmen, der Währungsunion beizutreten

opt

[ɒpt] vi to opt foroptare per
to opt to do → scegliere di fare, optare per fare
opt out (of) vi + adv (+ prep)
a. (of agreement, arrangement) → scegliere di non partecipare a
I think I'll opt out of going → penso che non ci andrò
we went to the match, but Fred opted out → noi siamo andati alla partita ma Fred non è venuto
b. (Brit) (of NHS) → scegliere di non far più parte di

opt

(opt) : opt out (often with of)
to choose or decide not to do something or take part in something. You promised to help us, so you can't opt out (of it) now.
References in periodicals archive ?
More and more physicians are considering opting out of Medicare, as well as many other payment plans.
You do not provide a reasonable means of opting out if: