opt for

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.
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opt for something

to choose a particular option. I opted for the orange one. I opt for not going out at all.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

opt for

To choose something, especially over some other option: I opted for a king-sized bed when I made my hotel reservation.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Those who opt for the electronic route will receive certain benefits in fees.
Keep clear of naan breads and fried rices and instead opt for boiled rice.
For dessert opt for fruits rather than sugar or dairy laden choices.
Opt for salads although ask for them to be brought without any dressing.
Opt for white meats and fish rather than red meats, burgers or sausages.
A top official at China's central bank has said that the bank could opt for more monetary easing measures.
Chen Yulu, member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China, said the bank could opt for more rate cuts.
Global Banking News-1 September 2010-Survey says sizeable number of US customers would opt for overdraft protection(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
A survey that was commissioned by ABA has shown that about 46 per cent of US bank customers would opt for overdraft protection.
According to the survey, 46 per cent of customers have already opted for overdraft protection, or would opt for it in future to ensure debit card transactions.