opt - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participleopting
past tenseopted
past participleopted
  1. 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 be taxed as two single persons

phrasal verbs