Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make a choice or decision.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In grammar, an abbreviation of optative.
  • To choose one of two alternatives; choose.
  • An abbreviation of optical;
  • of optician;
  • of optics.

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  • verb intransitive To choose; to select.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb select as an alternative over another

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French opter, from Old French, from Latin optāre.]

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From French opter, from Latin optare “to choose” or "to select"

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