Definition of 'opt'
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They are also opting to buy in schemes where friends and families have bought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is not the only one to opt for the nomadic lifestyle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those who would have moved a few years ago but are opting to stay put are adding space instead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You could also opt for a lower-cost passive fund. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Instead, opt for a nifty layering system. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They are expected to stop short of recommending full structural separation, opting instead for a legal separation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the precise moment that they had needed stability they had, instead, opted for upheaval and change. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was a good laugh seeing other people's costumes but my girlfriend opted to stay in as she's not into fancy dress. The Sun (2016)Consumers can also opt for an additional voluntary excess to reduce their premiums further. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some may opt to stay by the pool while the rest of the family go surfing. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Instead he opted for a name with the same initials as table tennis. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Or is it better to opt for something that other drivers will steer clear of? Times, Sunday Times (2009)But in the end opted for one at home. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It should remain a choice that you opt into rather than something you must opt out of. The Sun (2008)If you opt for something clear you face the problem of hiding ugly cables. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Beginners on easy routes can opt for something more comfortable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Couples could also opt out of the scheme and financial awards would be based solely on contributions made to the relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Despite the dangers, others have opted to stay. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Too often, we opt for one or the other. Christianity Today (2000)The company has opted instead for a legal challenge that looks futile and self-defeating. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Otherwise, more players will opt for one form of the game rather than all of them. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Opt for honey blonde first, then take the plunge to platinum. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Maybe she was cold as she went about her looting and opted to also loot a fetching Currys fleece. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Instead, opt for a swipe of pink blusher across the apples of your cheeks for a natural look. The Sun (2015)Many people who had opted to stay in what they thought were beach huts found themselves in low wooden structures that looked more like dog kennels. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The pair have opted to stay with their university squad and have had their grants cut by more than 50 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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In Common Usage. opt is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'opt'
British English: opt VERB
If you opt for something, or opt to do something, you choose it or decide to do it in preference to anything else.
Depending on your circumstances you can opt for one method or the other.
Definition of opt from the Collins English Dictionary
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