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American English: /ɑpt/
British English: /ɒpt/

Translation of opt in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • to opt for something
    optar por algo
    she opted for the second plan
    optó por or se decidió por el segundo plan
    to opt to + infinitive
    optar por + infinitive
    he opted to pay the fine
    optó por pagar la multa
    to opt against somethingthey opted against buying a house
    optaron por or decidieron no comprar casa
    Example sentences
    • It also means exercising regularly and opting for active living choices rather than the lazy ones.
    • Parents opting for single-sex schools take other factors into account, though.
    • Fewer students than ever are opting to study maths at a higher level.

Phrasal verbs

opt out

verb + adverb
1 (person)to opt out (of something)I've opted out of the scheme
me he borrado del plan
you can't just opt out of your responsibilities
no puedes desentenderte así como así de tus responsabilidades
he opted out and went to live in a commune
lo abandonó todo y se fue a vivir a una comuna
(school/hospital) (in UK) (pasar a depender directamente del gobierno central)
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