Opt is defined as to make a decision or choice.
An example of to opt is to choose to purchase a new car instead of an old one.
to make a choice: often with for
Origin of optFrench opter ; from Classical Latin optare: see option
opt out (of)
to choose not to participate (in)
intransitive verbopt·ed, opt·ing, opts
To make a choice or decision: opted for early retirement; opted not to go.Phrasal Verb: opt out To choose not to participate in something: “give individual schools the right to opt out of the local educational authority” (Newsweek).
Origin of optFrench opter, from Old French, from Latin optare.
- (linguistics) Abbreviation of Old Portuguese.