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Meaning of “opt” in the English Dictionary

"opt" in British English

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optverb [I]

uk   /ɒpt/  us   /ɑːpt/
C1 to make a ​choice, ​especially of one thing or ​possibilityinstead of ​others: Mike opted for early ​retirement. [+ to infinitive] Most ​people opt to have the ​operation.

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(Definition of opt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"opt" in American English

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optverb [I]

 us   /ɑpt/
to make a ​choice, esp. for one thing or ​possibility in ​preference to any ​others: Instead of a ​softdrink, she opted for ​water. He opted out of the ​healthinsuranceplan (= ​chose not to be a ​part of it).
(Definition of opt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"opt" in Business English

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optverb [I]

uk   us   /ɒpt/
to choose one thing or possibility rather than others: opt for sth Mike opted for early ​retirement.opt to do sth Customers can opt to receive their ​statementsonline rather than through the ​mail.
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(Definition of opt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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