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Definition of option verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

option

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɒpʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːpʃn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they option
BrE BrE//ˈɒpʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːpʃn//
 
he / she / it options
BrE BrE//ˈɒpʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːpʃnz//
 
past simple optioned
BrE BrE//ˈɒpʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːpʃnd//
 
past participle optioned
BrE BrE//ˈɒpʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːpʃnd//
 
-ing form optioning
BrE BrE//ˈɒpʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːpʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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option something to buy or sell the right to own or use something, at some time in the future The novel has been optioned for the screen by his production company. We've optioned all her books, including future ones. This is his first script to be optioned by a film company. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French, or from Latin optio(n-), from the stem of optare ‘choose’.
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