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optar

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (decidirse) See examples:optar por algo
    to choose something
    opt for something
    optó por el premio en metálico
    he opted for o chose the cash prize
    optar por + infinitivo
    to choose o opt to + infinitivo
    optó por callarse
    she chose o opted to keep quiet
  • 2optar a algo
    (una plaza/un puesto)
    to apply for something
    solo los licenciados en Medicina pueden optar a esta plaza
    only medical graduates may apply for o are eligible for this post
    this post is only open to graduates in medicine
    un atleta que puede optar a una medalla
    an athlete with a chance of winning a medal
Example sentences
  • Cuando reaccionó optó por seguir al ladrón en un taxi.
  • La gente opta por el silencio provocado por el miedo.
  • Este club quiso optar por las que registra el cielo.

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