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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. Insurance providers should focus on developing sensible privacy policies that comply with applicable law and maintain customer and business-partner confidence, revenue and flexibility.
The question is whether there is a place for the workers' compensation system for workers' compensation election laws (allowing opt outs) in other jurisdictions and under what conditions.
Achieving a speedier resolution may be the key consideration for the growing number of investors choosing to opt out.
To opt out of the Royal Mail's Door to Door service, customers call 08457 950950 or write to: Door to Door Opt Outs, Royal Mail, Kingsmead House, Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1RX.
Our opt outs give us the best possible deal and our EU membership is an integral part of the Good Friday agreement to ensure peace in Northern Ireland.
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.
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.
Google's "Keep My Opt Outs" remembers a user's privacy settings, and the desire to opt-out of tracking will be remembered even if their cookies are cleared.
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.
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%.
At the start of the EU summit in Lisbon, the Prime Minister stressed his determination to preserve the UK's "red line" opt outs. "At every point we have been determined to protect the British national interest and ensure the interests of the British people are safeguarded," he told reporters.
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.
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. He is survived by his wife and four children.