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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.
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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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(If you are opting out for the very first time, you do have 90 days to change your mind and opt back in.) And you must create a physician-patient agreement covering your treatment and billing guidelines, and make sure all of your Medicare / Medicaid patients sign it.
On the other hand, the greater representational quality of an opt-in class undermines some of the justifications for giving objectors appellate rights in the first place, especially if objectors retain the option of opting out.
Some Medicare Carriers Are Not Following the Rules for Opting Out and Are Demanding Additional Information
The total number of students opting out of standardized tests nationwide remains unknown.
Figure 1 shows the total number of providers opting-out by year, along with the cumulative total of providers opting out.
(3) Provides a method for consumers to prevent a financial institution from disclosing that information to most nonaffiliated third parties by "opting out" of that disclosure, subject to the exceptions in sections 216.13, 216.14, and 216.15.
Says NetCreations' Resnick, "Just because you're opting in to receive commercial e-mail doesn't mean you're opting in to get anything."
Since the fourth and fifth provisions are triggered by control share approval, firms opting out of the control share amendment are also exempt from those provisions.
The Division of Housing and Community Renewal condoned the "opting in" process.
The credit union also cut costs by opting to create an online service.
Practitioners opting out of the stringent standards applicable to covered opinions are nevertheless subject to the standards applicable to other written advice.
Although the email is legitimate, the recipient may not remember 'opting in' to the service, their details may have been provided by a list broker, or they may not recognise the company or brand that has sent the email.
"Opting out" is not the same as making an informed consent.
The current system relies on people opting in, by signing the Organ Donor Register and telling their loved ones about their wishes, as families are able to veto donation regardless of a person's wishes.
"If one takes organs without consent, on the assumption that by not opting out, a person is tacitly assenting, then that is no longer a free gift to others.