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Synonyms for option
ˈɒp ʃənop·tion

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  1. optionnoun

    possibility, alternative, choice

  2. optionnoun

    One of the choices which can be made.

    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. optionnoun

    The freedom or right to choose.

    possibility, choice, alternative

  4. optionnoun

    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. optionnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. optionnoun

    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, choicenoun

    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, picknoun

    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

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  1. choice

    Submitted by anonymous on September 14, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. optionnoun

    choice, election, preference

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. optionnoun

    choice, preference, election, discretion, alternative

    constraint, coercion, compulsion

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  1. Steven Taylor:

    It’s unclear what effect that [option] would have. Would there be another election? Would she [Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey] appoint someone? Would the second place winner automatically win? That’s an issue the courts would have to deal with.

  2. Edwin Lyman:

    This report confirms that ... the downblending option is clearly less complex, less risky and cheaper.

  3. James Lewis:

    You can do damage without killing people or blowing things up; it adds an option to the toolkit that we didn't have before and our willingness to use it is important.

  4. Brian Yarbrough:

    A lot of people have been asking McDonald's if they are going to do this. I do think to offer the consumer another option is nice, but again, it remains to be seen on what the uptake is.

  5. Mukut Singh:

    We are trying to be weary of Covid but we don't have an option -- it is a question of life and death, we are the ones who have provided food, milk, vegetables when the whole country was in lockdown -- we were still toiling in the fields.

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