I. intransitive verb Etymology: French opter, from Latin optare Date: 1877 to make a choice; especially to decide in favor of something <
opted for a tax increase — Tom Wicker
II. abbreviation 1. optical; optician; optics 2. option; optional

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • opt — OPT, (1) num. card., (2) opturi, s.n. 1. num. card. Numărul care în numărătoare are locul între şapte şi nouă. ♢ (Adjectival) Copilul are opt ani. ♢ (Substantivat) Mănâncă cât opt. (Cu valoare de num. ord.) Etajul opt. ♢ (Precedat de câte ,… …   Dicționar Român

  • opt — [ɔpt US a:pt] v [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: opter, from [i]Latin optare to choose ] to choose one thing or do one thing instead of another opt for ▪ We finally opted for the wood finish. opt to do sth ▪ Many young people are opting to go… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Opt — may refer to: /opt, a directory in the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Opt out, in broadcasting, when a nation or region splits from the main national output Opt out, to avoid receiving unsolicited product or service information Opting out, a… …   Wikipedia

  • opt — [ apt ] verb intransitive ** to make a choice or decision from a range of possibilities: opt for: After recent setbacks in the market, most people are now opting for low risk investments. opt to do something: married couples opting to file a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Opt — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • OPT — steht für: Online Personalisierung von Terminals Optimized Production Technology – ein Verfahren aus der Produktionslogistik Optional Practical Training Outward Processing Trade – ein Re Import Verfahren für Halbfabrikate Orthopantomographie –… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • opt — /opt/, v.i. 1. to make a choice; choose (usually fol. by for). 2. opt out, to decide to leave or withdraw: to opt out of the urban rat race and move to the countryside. [1875 80; < F opter to choose, divide < L optare to wish for, desire, pray… …   Universalium

  • opt — ► VERB ▪ make a choice. ● opt out Cf. ↑opt out ORIGIN Latin optare choose, wish …   English terms dictionary

  • opt — (v.) 1877, from Fr. opter to choose, from L. optare choose, desire (see OPTION (Cf. option)). To opt out is attested from 1922. Related: Opted; opting …   Etymology dictionary

  • opt — opt1 [äpt] vi. [Fr opter < L optare: see OPTION] to make a choice: often with for opt out (of) to choose not to be in or continue with (some activity, organization, etc.) opt2 abbrev. 1. optical 2. optician …   English World dictionary

  • opt — index decide, espouse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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