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opt

verb \ ˈäpt \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of opt

intransitive verb
: 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

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

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Origin and Etymology of opt

French opter, from Latin optare


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opt

abbreviation

Definition of opt

1 optical; optician; optics
2 option; optional


OPT Defined for English Language Learners

opt

verb

Definition of opt for English Language Learners

  • : to choose one thing instead of another


Medical Dictionary

opt

abbreviation

medical Definition of opt

optician


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