Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
When it comes to make-up, I usually go au natural most of the time and opt for a basic blush, lip gloss and kohl for a day look.
Genelia D'Souza

Meaning of "opt" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OPT

From French opter, from Latin optāre to choose.
info
Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp
section

PRONUNCIATION OF OPT

opt  [ɒpt] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Opt is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb opt in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OPT

PRESENT

Present
I opt
you opt
he/she/it opts
we opt
you opt
they opt
Present continuous
I am opting
you are opting
he/she/it is opting
we are opting
you are opting
they are opting
Present perfect
I have opted
you have opted
he/she/it has opted
we have opted
you have opted
they have opted
Present perfect continuous
I have been opting
you have been opting
he/she/it has been opting
we have been opting
you have been opting
they have been opting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I opted
you opted
he/she/it opted
we opted
you opted
they opted
Past continuous
I was opting
you were opting
he/she/it was opting
we were opting
you were opting
they were opting
Past perfect
I had opted
you had opted
he/she/it had opted
we had opted
you had opted
they had opted
Past perfect continuous
I had been opting
you had been opting
he/she/it had been opting
we had been opting
you had been opting
they had been opting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will opt
you will opt
he/she/it will opt
we will opt
you will opt
they will opt
Future continuous
I will be opting
you will be opting
he/she/it will be opting
we will be opting
you will be opting
they will be opting
Future perfect
I will have opted
you will have opted
he/she/it will have opted
we will have opted
you will have opted
they will have opted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been opting
you will have been opting
he/she/it will have been opting
we will have been opting
you will have been opting
they will have been opting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would opt
you would opt
he/she/it would opt
we would opt
you would opt
they would opt
Conditional continuous
I would be opting
you would be opting
he/she/it would be opting
we would be opting
you would be opting
they would be opting
Conditional perfect
I would have opt
you would have opt
he/she/it would have opt
we would have opt
you would have opt
they would have opt
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been opting
you would have been opting
he/she/it would have been opting
we would have been opting
you would have been opting
they would have been opting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you opt
we let´s opt
you opt
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to opt
Past participle
opted
Present Participle
opting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPT

opsonize
opt in
opt out
opt-out
opt-out clause
optant
optative
optatively
opter
optic
optic axis
optic disc
optic nerve
optic thalamus
optical
optical activity
optical bench
optical brightener
optical character reader
optical character recognition

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPT

accept
adapt
adopt
apt
attempt
concept
corrupt
dept
Egypt
except
excerpt
JavaScript
kept
manuscript
prompt
pt
receipt
script
sept
transcript

Synonyms and antonyms of opt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OPT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «opt» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of opt

Translation of «opt» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF OPT

Find out the translation of opt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of opt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «opt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

选择
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

optar
570 millions of speakers

English

opt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऑप्ट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأراضي الفلسطينية المحتلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

optar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মনোনীত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

opter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memilih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich entscheiden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

選択する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선택하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Milih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lựa chọn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விலகல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निवड करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

seçmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

optare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

opt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

опт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

opt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

opt
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

opt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of opt

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPT»

The term «opt» is very widely used and occupies the 7.841 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
97
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «opt» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of opt
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «opt».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «opt» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «opt» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about opt

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «OPT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word opt.
1
Donna Air
After a really hectic week, I hate going out on a Friday evening, so I'll always opt for a night at home.
2
Margaret Atwood
If social stability goes pear-shaped, you have a choice between anarchy and dictatorship. Most people will opt for more security, even if they have to give up some personal freedom.
3
Hans Blix
Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different.
4
Samantha Bond
I tend to opt for relaxed family holidays when I can.
5
John Burdett
It is quite amazing how hard the subconscious works when it is made to understand that this life is not a rehearsal, there is no safety net and no assurance of any final closure. It is also quite appalling to realize how catatonic the imagination can become when we hedge our bets, opt for the safer direction at every fork in the path.
6
Genelia D'Souza
When in doubt, always opt for going naturel rather than hiding your skin under foundation and such. Line your eyes with kohl and mascara, put on some bright lip gloss and pinch your cheeks a little bit to get them all flushed and bright!
7
Genelia D'Souza
When it comes to make-up, I usually go au natural most of the time and opt for a basic blush, lip gloss and kohl for a day look.
8
Mary Douglas
I am sure it must be true that people opt out of the mainstream society because they feel that there are going to be no rewards for them, if they stay.
9
Mohamed El-Erian
If the Scottish people decide to opt for independence, it would not be a good idea for Scotland to maintain a very rigid link to the pound.
10
Michael Hayden
An intelligence analyst may attribute an attack to al Qaeda, whereas a policy maker could opt for the more general 'extremist.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPT»

Discover the use of opt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to opt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Opt: An Illusionary Tale
Opt is a land full of optical illusions where objects appear and disappear and where readers can discover just how often their eyes can deceive.
Arline Baum, 1989
2
Women who Opt Out: The Debate Over Working Mothers and ...
Women Who Opt Out is a collection of original essays by the leading scholars in the field of work and family research, which takes a multi-disciplinary approach in questioning the basic thesis of the opt-out revolution.
Bernie D. Jones, 2012
3
The Opt-out Revolt: Why People are Leaving Companies to ...
This in-depth look at our 21st century workplace explores how the mutual need fpr authenticity, balance, and challenge drives career decisions for women and men alike; how gender influences priorities and choices; and what the best ...
Lisa A. Mainiero, Sherry E. Sullivan, 2006
4
Glass Ceilings and 100-Hour Couples: What the Opt-Out ...
Glass Ceilings and 100-Hour Couples is the fruit of their investigation—a rigorous, accessible, and sympathetic reckoning with this hot-button issue in contemporary life.
Karine S. Moe, Dianna J. Shandy, 2010
5
A Comparison of Mentally Ill Detainees who Opt-in Or Opt-out ...
The number of mentally ill individuals coming into contact with the criminal justice system has steadily risen over the years.
Michelle S. Bernstein, 2008
6
OPT-In Marketing: How the Breakthrough Process of Consensual
"Opt-In Marketing" introduces the Consensual MarketingSM Opt-In Process (CMO), one of the most powerful methodologies ever developed for engaging your customers in unprecedented levels of dialogue and information sharing.
Ernan Roman, Scott Hornstein, 2004
7
Implementing Opt-in, Residential, Dynamic Electricity ...
Applying psychology to economic policy design: Using incentive preserving rebates to increase acceptance of critical peak electricity pricing.
Robert James Letzler, 2007
8
Opt In Marketing
The Nation's Most Influential Sourcebook On pt Email, Opt In Email Lists, Opt In Opt Out, Opt In List and Opt In Mailing List
Richard B. Dulac
9
Opt In Email Marketing: Become A Marketing Superstar By ...
With This Easy To Use Manual Discover opt-in, opt in email marketing, opt in email, direct email marketing, opt-in secrets, and opt-in list building for beginners the essential step by step and more.
Kevin B. Gaskins
10
EU Police and Criminal Justice Measures: The UK's 2014 ...
The Government has not made a convincing case to opt-out of about 130 EU police and criminal justice measures and that to do so would have significant negative repercussions for the UK's internal security.
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term opt is used in the context of the following news items.
1
BT sticks the boot in with 'opt-out' sports package
She says she spent “far too long” trying to opt out on the BT website, and after failing was forced to call the company to do so. She describes the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Riders opt for southern shortcut out of Hiawatha
Hundreds of cyclists pedaled against the grain Friday morning. They pointed due south along the Cedar Valley Nature Trail as the dense mob ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jul 15»
3
Many Low-Income Schools Opt for Punishments Over Interventions
Low-income schools with high minority student populations tend to opt for severe punishments over medical or psychological interventions ... «PsychCentral.com, Jul 15»
4
BCCI May Opt out of Court Settlement with Kochi Tuskers to Avoid …
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might opt out of court settlement with Kochi Tuskers franchise to avoid paying them an amount ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
5
City to tackle pot 'opt out' options
Kate Brown that allows counties that voted 55 percent or more against Measure 91 to opt out of dispensaries and the production of recreational ... «La Grande Observer, Jul 15»
6
Light at the end of a long opt-out tunnel for electric co-op customer
A small claims battle that sparked a big deal over smart meter opt-out fees scored a potential victory for a Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric ... «Plumas County Newspapers, Jul 15»
7
Just 2% of patients opt out of care.data, says minister
Less than one in 50 patients have exercised their right to opt out of having data from their GP patient record shared under the care.data scheme ... «GP online, Jul 15»
8
Conn. Democrats Opt Not to Honor Thomas Jefferson, Andrew …
Democrats Opt Not to Honor Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson. The former presidents' ties to slavery prompted party leaders to remove their ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
9
Pens opt against making AHL record-breaker Murray a backup for …
The departure of Thomas Greiss and a record-breaking AHL season apparently aren't enough to inspire the Pittsburgh Penguins to tab Matt ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
10
Seven States Get NCLB Waiver Renewals, Including Opt-Out …
Before the bill was signed, the Education Department warned Oregon that the legislation "proactively encouraged" opt-outs and said the ... «Education Week, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Opt [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/opt>. Aug 2019 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z