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co-opt (one) into (something)

To convince one to take a certain action or position. I think he was beginning to see the benefits of our plan, but we'll never co-opt him into it now that you've insulted him!

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 in favor of (someone or something)

To choose some person or thing in preference to someone or something else. The kids opted in favor of a trip to Disneyland instead of New York City. Personally, I would opt in favor of staying home. You had a very strong application and interview, but the company has opted in favor of someone else.
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opt in(to something)

To choose to participate or be involved in something. I don't usually opt into guided tours, but I'd heard good things about this one. Any student who wishes to opt in needs to have their permission slips handed in by the end of the week.
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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.
See also: opt, out

co-opt someone into something

to convince someone of a differing view to adopt one's position or philosophy. They tried to co-opt the students into rioting. There is no point in trying to co-opt them into it. They are too clever.

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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opt in favor of someone or something

to choose a particular person; to choose a particular thing. Do you think she will opt in favor of this one or that? We will opt in favor of David.
See also: favor, of, opt

opt in(to something)

to choose to join in. She opted into our plans. She opted in almost immediately.
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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 for

v.
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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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.
See also: opt, out
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The opt-in option I propose already is a hybrid mechanism because it defines the class based on those who have opted in but still allows opportunities to opt out at certification, at settlement, and at other times authorized by the court.
Rule 23 states only that a certification order "must define the class and the class claims, issues, or defenses." (213) Accordingly, the class could write the class definition to include only those claimants who have affirmatively opted in, or perhaps who have entered an appearance.
(207.) See Carl Engstrom, Note, What Have I Opted Myself Into?
All girls candidates who opted Psychology in B.A and B.Sc (Pass) Part-I and Part-II from Government Degree College Matiari, Qasimabad, Kotri, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Adam, K.N Shah, Tando Allahyar and Sujawal have been advised to appear at Government Nuzrath Girls College Hyderabad while those boys candidates who appeared from the colleges of above named cities are directed to appear in department of Psychology University of Sindh.
The candidates who opted Zoology and Botany in B.Sc Part-I and Part-II from Government Degree College Qasimabad have been advised to appear at Government Muslim Science College Hyderabad and the candidates who opted Zoology and Botany in B.Sc Part-I and Part-II from Government Degree College Hala are directed to appear at Government Girls college Hala.
The candidates who opted Physics in B.Sc Part-I and Part-II from Government Girls college Matli, Government Girls College Badin, Government Girls College Kotri, Government Girls College Tando Muhammad Khan, Government Girls College Tando Adam, Government Girls College Sanghar, Government Girls College Umerkot, Government Girls College Mithi, Government Girls College Shahdadpur and Government Girls College Dadu have been advised to appear at their Boys Colleges and the candidates who opted Physics in B.Sc Part-I and Part-II from Government Girls College Hala and Government Degree College Matiari are directed to appear at Government degree college Hala.
In the 12 months after the 1998 cohort opted out, only 619 beneficiaries (2.3 percent) received no covered services from active Medicare (non-opt-out) providers.
When compared to the distribution of Medicare beneficiaries, beneficiaries age 65 to 74 were more likely to have been treated by providers who later chose to private contract while non-elderly beneficiaries and beneficiaries age 85 or over were less likely to have been treated by a provider who opted out in 1998.
Even when compared only to active providers within their specialty, providers who opted out of Medicare stood out as markedly different.
The National Hockey League consolidated their operations from 1633 Broadway and 650 Fifth Avenue into 1251 Avenue of the Americas for 100,000 square feet, and in the most recent transaction, the Baltimore-based law firm of Piper Marbury (who was located Downtown at 55 Wall Street), opted to move to Midtown, again to 1251 Avenue of the Americas, for 60,000 square feet.
Second, we find that firms that opted out spent less on R&D than firms that did not opt out, thus providing support for Hirshleifer and Thakor (1992) and Stein (1988).
We use proxy statements, The Wall Street Journal Index, and data provided by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry to determine whether the firms in our sample opted out of some or all of SB 1310's provisions.
The sample is divided into firms that opted out of some or all of the provisions of SB 1310 (opt-out firms) and those that did not opt out of any of the provisions (non-opt-out firms).
Kidney Wales has proposed a "soft" opt out system, which would mean all Welsh residents would be presumed to be organ donors on death unless they had opted out, they or their place of residence could not be identified or if their wishes could be proved to be contrary after relatives have been contacted.