Definition of opt
- opted for a tax increase
- —Tom Wicker
- After perusing the menu he opted for the prime rib.
after that near catastrophe, they opted to reinstate the telephone service
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First Known Use: 1853See Words from the same year
: to choose one thing instead of another
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