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opt for (something)
To choose some option in preference to others. The kids opted for a trip to Disneyland instead of New York City. Personally, I would just opt to stay home. I always opt for first class when I fly overseas.
opt for something
to choose a particular option. I opted for the orange one. I opt for not going out at all.
To choose something, especially over some other option: I opted for a king-sized bed when I made my hotel reservation.