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Definition of "opt" []

  • To make a choice or decision: opted for early retirement; opted not to go. (verb-intransitive)
  • Opt out Slang To choose not to participate in something: "give individual schools the right to opt out of the local educational authority” ( Newsweek). (phrasal-verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "opt" in a sentence
  • "Lofgren called this "a counterintuitive and misleading definition of the term 'opt out.'""
  • "“The term opt-out refers to several methods by which individuals can avoid receiving unsolicited product or service information,” says the Wikipedia."
  • "Instead of lighting a candle inside your pumpkin opt for a Scentsy candle!"