opt for

Meaning: If you opt for something, you choose it from a range of possible options.

Synonym: choose, go for (informal)

For example:

  • opt for sth My husband opted for early retirement because he didn't want to work until he was 65 years old.

  • opt for sth Many companies now opt for outsourcing if they need something like intranet-based real-time workflow management.

Quick Quiz:

Jamal opted for overtime because he

a. needed to make more money

b. wanted more time with his kids

c. had stress-related health problems

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