Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
opt inopt outopt for
1) choose or select, declare a preference
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opt-in/out of notifications
The verb 'to opt' means to make a choice from a range of possibilities. If you 'opt-in' it means to become a part of something such as a group, subscription, plan or organisation. To 'opt-out' therefore is the opposite, to chose not to participate in something. To 'opt for' something means to choose it. "I opted for the seafood rather than the pasta." You will hear this expression used often in formal contexts where a choice is required to be made. "An opt-out system for organ donation would lead to a huge increase in available organs for transplant."
Social Examples (Advance)
I tend to opt for the spicy foodwhenever I go out for dinner.
New GDPR legislation means that most apps will now ask if you wantto opt in to notifications.
I decided to opt out of the competition. I didn't think I was ready for it.
The broadbandcontract had an opt-out clause: we could cancel within 30 days if we weren't happy.
Professional Examples (Advance)
I opted outof buying stock in electric cars because I don't anticipate the uptake will be as high as some people expect.
We haveopted forflexible working times for our employees because that is what they asked for.
We were surprised that so many peopleopted in when we offered a carpool to work scheme.
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