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Synonyms for option
ˈɒp ʃənop·tion

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Wiktionary1.0 / 2 votes

  1. optionnoun

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    choice, alternative, possibility

  3. optionnoun

    The freedom or right to choose.

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    alternative, choice, possibility

  5. optionnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    alternative, possibility, choice

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  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.

    Synonyms:
    alternative, choice, election, pick, preference, resource

    Antonyms:
    compulsion, necessity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.1 / 10 votes

  1. option

    Synonyms:
    discretion, choice, preference, deliberation, wish, election

    Antonyms:
    obligation, necessity, burden, compulsion

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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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Editors Contribution4.0 / 1 vote

  1. choice

    Submitted by anonymous on September 14, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. optionnoun

    Synonyms:
    choice, election, preference

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. optionnoun

    Synonyms:
    choice, preference, election, discretion, alternative

    Antonyms:
    constraint, coercion, compulsion

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How to use option in a sentence?

  1. Andreas Schleicher:

    They had a drilling system when that was the only option -- they had to expand education quickly, but as they had achieved this, they were the first to think about, what is it that our children need to be successful...( in) tomorrow's economy ?

  2. Coast Guard Capt. John Reed:

    Once salvage professionals have determined the vessel to be stable, we will identify the best option to continue our rescue efforts for the four crew members who remain on board.

  3. Marwan Boodai:

    Governments should look at the privatisation option to stop the bleeding - if they stop annual losses, that's an achievement. And it's a good time for them to look at getting rid of such businesses.

  4. Robert Glatter:

    Consuming excess amounts of caffeine can lead to heart arrhythmias, elevated blood pressure and may actually increase your risk of dehydration. In the long run, choosing a low fat snack with fiber and protein is a healthier option than adding a scoop of protein to your coffee.

  5. Andrew Chesnut:

    They all have a very strong sense of fatalism, young people’s lives don’t last long when they’re surrounded by organized crime, so for these young women the only option is to fight. If they do it wisely, they can survive a lot longer than their male counterparts.


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