Optate \Op"tate\, v. i. [L. optatus, p. p. of optare.] To choose; to wish for; to desire. [Obs.] --Cotgrave. [1913 Webster]

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  • elect — [v] select as representative; choose accept, admit, appoint, ballot, conclude, cull, decide upon, designate, determine, go down the line, judge, mark, name, nominate, optate, opt for, pick, pick out, prefer, receive, resolve, settle, settle on,… …   New thesaurus

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