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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).
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optverb [I]

uk   /ɒpt/ us   /ɑːpt/
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"opt" in Business English

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optverb [I]

uk   /ɒpt/ us  
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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