Pronunciation Verb

opt (opts, present participle opting; past and past participle opted)

  1. (intransitive) To choose; select.
    He opted not to go.
    She opted for the salad rather than the steak.
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Proper noun
  1. (linguistics) Abbreviation of Old Portuguese#English|Old Portuguese.

Proper noun
  1. Initialism of occupied Palestinian territories
    • 2008, Palgrave Macmillan, Humanitarian Response Index 2008: Donor Accountability in Humanitarian Action (page 195)
      The term occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) is used by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
    • 2010, Elvira Beracochea, Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health (page 351)
      […] many aspects of the lives of its inhabitants, according to international law, it must remain responsible for the health in the oPt.
    • 2014, Sari Hanafi, ‎Leila Hilal, ‎Lex Takkenberg, UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees
      Many actors are playing a role in the governance of Palestinian refugee camps. In Syria and Jordan, the state controls the camps […] the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and Lebanon is radically different.

Proper noun
  1. Alternative form of oPt
    • 2010, Sean F. McMahon, The Discourse of Palestinian-Israeli Relations, page 5
      Whether it is Said's identification of the PNA as Israel's surrogate occupier in the OPT, Jeff Halper's examination of Israel's continuing construction of a matrix of control of roads, parks and army bases in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, […]
    • 2009, Moises F. Salinas, Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, p 45
      […] inside what is often referred to as the West Bank, but is officially labeled the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).
    • 2013, Ann-Charlotte Nilsson, Children and Youth in Armed Conflict - Page 512
      About 39 children in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) died between January and March 2008, while in 2007 […]

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