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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.
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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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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.
Challenges still remain, including severe under-staffing and very low rates of testing in male partners (6.8% of all men whose female partners opted for HIV testing).