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Synonyms for option
ˈɒp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. option(noun)

    the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited

    choice, selection, alternative, pick

  2. option, alternative, choice(noun)

    one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

    "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"

    choice, selection, alternative, pick

  3. choice, selection, option, pick(noun)

    the act of choosing or selecting

    "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"

    selection, extract, cream, survival, filling, alternative, excerption, picking, choice, plectrum, woof, pick, plectron, excerpt, survival of the fittest, natural selection, weft, pickax, pickaxe


  1. option(noun)

    choice, possibility, alternative

  2. option(noun)

    To purchase an option on something.

    The new novel was optioned by the film studio, but they'll probably never decide to make a movie from it.

    choice, alternative, possibility

  3. option(noun)

    The freedom or right to choose.

    possibility, choice, alternative

  4. option(noun)

    A contract giving the holder the right to buy or sell an asset at a set strike price; can apply to financial market transactions, or to ordinary transactions for tangible assets such as a residence or automobile.

    alternative, choice, possibility

  5. option(noun)

    A button on a screen used to select an action (often menu option)

    alternative, possibility, choice

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. option

    A choice may be among many things; an alternative is in the strictest sense a choice between two things; oftener it is one of two things between which a choice is to be made, and either of which is the alternative of the other; as, the alternative of surrender is death; or the two things between which there is a choice may be called the alternatives; both Mill and Gladstone are quoted as extending the meaning of alternative to include several particulars, Gladstone even speaking of "the fourth and last of these alternatives." Option is the right or privilege of choosing; choice may be either the right to choose, the act of choosing, or the thing chosen. A person of ability and readiness will commonly have many resources. Pick, from the Saxon, and election, from the Latin, picture the objects before one, with freedom and power to choose which he will; as, there were twelve horses, among which I could take my pick. A choice, pick, election, or preference is that which suits one best; an alternative is that to which one is restricted; a resource, that to which one is glad to betake oneself.

    alternative, choice, election, pick, preference, resource

    compulsion, necessity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. option

    discretion, choice, preference, deliberation, wish, election

    obligation, necessity, burden, compulsion

Editors Contribution

  1. choice

    Submitted by anonymous on September 14, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. option(n.)

    choice, election, preference

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. option(n)

    choice, preference, election, discretion, alternative

    constraint, coercion, compulsion

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How to use option in a sentence?

  1. Yanis Varoufakis:

    We agreed that an agreement will be difficult but it will happen and it will happen quickly because that is the only option we have.

  2. Nicola Thorp:

    Dress code laws should be changed so that women have the option to wear flat, formal shoes at work if they wish, current formal work dress codes are outdated and exist.

  3. Sean Callow:

    The scale of the collapse shows that any hopes of a temporary respite were in vain, the notion that overweight equities is the only real option in a world of super-low rates now seems to be from' The Time Before'.

  4. Douglas Holtz-Eakin:

    I think we're seeing the public option come back out of desperation, we’ve seen UnitedHealthcare groups, the Aetnas of the world withdraw from exchanges.

  5. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre:

    As I have repeatedly said, if there were better options we would certainly have considered them, but the reality is that the option we have chosen is the one with the least environmental impact.

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