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opt

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verb \ˈäpt\

Definition of opt

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a choice; especially :  to decide in favor of something <opted for a tax increase — Tom Wicker>

Examples of opt in a sentence

  1. <after that near catastrophe, they opted to reinstate the telephone service>

Origin and Etymology of opt

French opter, from Latin optare


First Known Use: 1877


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opt

abbreviation

Definition of opt

  1. 1 optical; optician; optics

  2. 2 option; optional


OPT Defined for English Language Learners

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opt

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verb \ˈäpt\

Definition of opt for English Language Learners

  • : to choose one thing instead of another


Medical Dictionary

opt

abbreviation

Medical Definition of opt

  1. optician




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