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"opt" in British English

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optverb [I]

uk   /ɒpt/  us   /ɑːpt/
(Definition of opt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 soft drink, she opted for water. He opted out of the health insurance plan (= 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 statements online 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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