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English definition of “opt”

opt

verb [I] uk   /ɒpt/ us    /ɑːpt/
C1 to make a choice, especially of one thing or possibility instead of others: Mike opted for early retirement. [+ to infinitive] Most people opt to have the operation.Taking and choosing
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