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
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, 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
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.
The freedom or right to choose.
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.
A button on a screen used to select an action (often menu option)
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use option in a sentence?
Moderate Democrats will face a fork in the road when it comes to the issue of bipartisanship, on many issues, a majority of Republican voters support a position that zero Republican politicians in Washington are willing to vote for. At that moment does bipartisanship mean cutting an unpopular deal with corrupt out-of-touch politicians like [ Senate Majority Leader ] Mitch McConnell ? Another option is rally the public and... we hope that's where [ Biden ] goes.
Until (a vaccine) is developed, we only have one option: to eliminate the mosquito and the best way to do that is to prevent the mosquito from being born, by destroying the breeding sites.
We need to be consulting with communities; we need to be partnering with indigenous peoples; we need to be reassuring Canadians that the science and environmental impact and the risks are being properly monitored, however, we do need to continue to allow processes ... underway where proponents of a broad range of projects can attempt to acquire the social license that simply was not available, even as a theoretical option, over the past years.
The allegations and repercussions are coming at a rapid clip, as the post-Weinstein reckoning rips through Congress. On Thursday, Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken said Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken was stepping down after multiple women accused Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken of sexual misconduct. In Franken’s case, three-dozen members of Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken own party demanded Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken leave. Later that night, Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks announced Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks would resign, reportedly following a backlash for asking two female staffers to be a surrogate to bear Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks child. Rep. Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., announced Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks resignation after it came to light Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks discussed surrogacy with two subordinates I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress.
Do n’t wait for someone to suggest hospice, by the time that a doctor thinks about hospice as an option, and suggests it, it’s often too late.
Translations for option
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- opcióCatalan, Valencian
- opce, možnost, volbaCzech
- Option, MoglichkeitGerman
- εκλογή, προαίρεση, επιλογήGreek
- opción financiera, opciones, opciónSpanish
- valikko, vaihtoehto, valinnanvapaus, optioFinnish
- choix, possibilité, optionFrench
- választási lehetőségHungarian
- ընտրանք, տարբերակArmenian
- optie, keuzeDutch
- valgmulighet, alternativNorwegian
- о́пция, опцио́н, вариантRussian
- Tùy chọnVietnamese
- ברירה, אָפּציעYiddish
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