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opt out (of something)

To choose not to participate or be involved in something. I opted out of the guided tour, preferring to explore the city by myself. Students are free to opt out if they do not wish to be a part of the school performance.
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opt out (of something)

to choose not to be in something. If you do that, I'm going to have to opt out of the club. Then go ahead and opt out.
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opt out

Choose not to participate, as in Our school opted out of the state competition. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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opt out

v.
To choose not to participate in something: When she rented the car, she opted out of the extra insurance. Everyone on my baseball team is going to run in the marathon, but I opted out.
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For Gramm-Leach-Bliley compliance, each company should ensure that, prior to the July 1 deadline, it provides consumers with a reasonable opportunity to opt out.
The European Commission is, however, likely to phase out the individual opt out by 2012 which would mean that the UK Government would to apply to the Commission to continue to use the opt out provision after that date.
Anyone sitting on the fence over Brexit just needs to look at the EU vision for the future with further unification including defence, intelligence and currencies - a European superstate where there are no opt outs, only compulsory subjugation.
Latest evidence on opt outs has resulted in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) greatly reducing its forecast from a cautious initial estimate of around 30% to just 15%, for the lifetime of the programme.
New DWP research has revealed that opt outs among the biggest firms stands at 9% to 10%.
Their priority is to save the euro from collapse, and if we had been given opt outs then other countries might have wanted them too.
Internal pressures and contrasts among the member states will result in increasing differentiation: opt outs in some areas, and in others ad hoc and formal arrangements among limited numbers of member states.
Scotland would lose our UK opt outs, it would lose the UK rebate, and it would be required to join the Euro currency union.
He had defied the party line on issues about which he felt deeply, thought the poll tax a 'disaster', voted against the freezing of child benefit, and opposed hospital opt outs.
David Cameron and Michael Gove are continuing where Margaret Thatcher and Kenneth Clark, author of the 1988 Education Act which brought in formula funding, opt outs and league tables, left off.
For each individual email address the commercial is sent to, the user can now identify the exact number and time of each send and each recipient's opens, opt outs, click throughs, replays, and uses of the "send to a friend" forwarding feature.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as failure to obtain final court approval of the above-described settlement as well as potential opt outs from the settlement, changes in demand for application integration or e-business integration software and the company's Mercator e-business integration broker suite of products in particular, the ability of the company to expand its international operations, the ability of the company to manage expanded global operations, the ability of the company to continue to add resellers and other distribution channels, and the success of third parties in utilizing and marketing the company's products, the Company's ability to raise financing, or seasonality in operating results.