Definition of opt
: to make a choice; especially : to decide in favor of something opted for a tax increase — Tom Wicker After perusing the menu he opted for the prime rib.
Examples of opt in a Sentence
after that near catastrophe, they opted to reinstate the telephone service
Recent Examples of opt from the Web
That was when his owner, red and raw with sunburn, opted to put him in his carrying cage instead of giving him a shoulder ride back to their Near North Side apartment building.
Opponents worry that the visit will be seen as a tacit endorsement of a Polish government that has been criticized by its European Union partners for moves to co-opt the news media, its political opponents and, most recently, the courts.
Those desiring more drama can opt for the available Lexus Dynamic Handling system (LDH), which coordinates the electric power steering system with Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) and Active Rear Steering (ARS).
Women - A good rule of thumb is to avoid open toed shoes or sling back shoes, opting for a traditional pump or flat.
And while some members of the younger generations have opted to pursue film careers, journalistic endeavors, and even low-key lives of relative obscurity (relative being the operative word here), a few are trying their hand at the family business.
Android phones have mostly opted for the back and the iPhone still has its Home Button (for now), but next year both are likely to finally disappear. Reading fingerprints through the screen has been an obvious goal for years.
The company also opted to increase the overall thickness of the phone, which makes the camera jut out less.
Starting with the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, players can opt into a cheaper healthcare plan after their five years of retirement healthcare runs out.
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Origin and Etymology of opt
French opter, from Latin optare
First Known Use: 1853See Words from the same year
Definition of opt
1 optical; optician; optics
2 option; optional
OPT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of opt for English Language Learners
: to choose one thing instead of another
Medical Definition of opt
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