• Opt


    • IPA: /É’pt/Rhymes: -É’pt


    From French opter, from Latin optare “to choose” or "to select"

    Full definition of opt


    1. (intransitive) To choose; to select.He opted not to go.She opted for the salad rather than the steak.
      • 2011, September 2, Phil McNulty, Bulgaria 0-3 England, The Italian opted for Bolton's Cahill alongside captain John Terry - and his decision was rewarded with a goal after only 13 minutes. Bulgaria gave a hint of defensive frailties to come when they failed to clear Young's corner, and when Gareth Barry found Cahill in the box he applied the finish past Nikolay Mihaylov.

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