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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.]
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opt out

(often foll by: of) to choose not to be involved (in) or part (of)
a. the act of opting out, esp of local-authority administration: opt-outs by hospitals and schools.
b. (as modifier): an opt-out clause.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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, prefer, choose - 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"
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rozhodnout se k neúčasti
trække sig ud af
jättäytyä pois
povućipovući se
손을 떼다
dra sig ur
không tham gia vào

w>opt out

visich anders entscheiden; (of awkward situation also)abspringen (of bei); (of responsibility, invitation)ablehnen (→ of +acc); (= give up membership) (also Rad, TV) → austreten (of aus); (of insurance scheme)kündigen (→ of +acc); (Brit: school, hospital) → aus der Kontrolle der Kommunalverwaltung austreten; he opted out of going to the partyer entschied sich, doch nicht zur Party zu gehen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

opt out

يَرْفُضُ الْاِشْتِرَاكَ فِي rozhodnout se k neúčasti trække sig ud af aussteigen αποχωρώ excluirse, pasar de jättäytyä pois se désengager povući se rinunciare ・・・から脱退する 손을 떼다 niet meer meedoen trekke (seg) zdecydować inaczej abandonar, optar por não participar отказываться dra sig ur เลือกที่จะไม่เกี่ยวข้องด้วย çekilmek không tham gia vào 决定退出
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in periodicals archive ?
Employees are not able to opt out of their rights to a rest break/period, and other case law suggests that employers should actively encourage employees to take breaks.
Workers who opt out could be giving up pensions worth around nine times what they save, Royal London warned.
Workers who opt out could be giving up pensions worth nine times what they save, Royal London warned.
The agency wants more state and local emergency public safety authorities to use WEA alerts, and dissuade the public from choosing to opt out and not receive the texts.
Technological solutions that allow someone to opt out on all devices are in the works, as are app-based opt-out solutions, but there are headaches in complying with certain issues."
That, though, doesn't make it right, and not being able to opt out of a televised midweek FA Cup replay against League Two opposition - prices weren't reduced for the tie - has brought the situation to the fore.
You can reduce the amount of 'unaddressed mail' you receive through the Royal Mail by registering with the Royal Mail's door-to-door 'opt out service.
PLANS by the Tory-Lib Dem Coalition Government to opt out of 130 EU police and criminal justice measures will weaken the fight against crime and put the safety of Welsh communities at risk.
The group has named 24 November "National Opt Out of the Airport Scanners Day" and is urging anyone who has to fly on that day to opt out of the new scanners.
It had been claimed that by offering Catholic and Muslim schools, among others, an 'opt out' on new national requirements, the Government was watering down conditions.
LaPorte and others who don't want the print version of the News to opt out. That way the Bar saves the cost of printing and mailing to those opt-outs (and decreases recycling revenues to their cities, not that anyone cares about that).