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1. option

noun. ['ˈɑːpʃən, ˈɔpʃən'] 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

  • put option
  • covered option
  • call option
  • derivative
  • stock option
  • naked option
  • put
  • derivative instrument
  • call
  • straddle
  • lock-up option
  • incentive stock option

Antonyms

  • call option
  • inaction
  • defense
  • unwilling

Etymology

  • option (French)
  • optio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Option

  • abbreviation
  • abdication
  • abduction
  • abduction
  • aberration
  • abolition
  • abomination
  • abortion
  • abrogation
  • absolution
  • absorption
  • absorption
  • abstraction
  • acceleration
  • accession
  • acclamation
  • acclimation
  • accommodation
  • accreditation
  • accretion

How do you pronounce option?

Pronounce option as ˈɔpʃən.

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Sentences with option


1. Noun, singular or mass
Exporting goods is a smart option but does have its downside.

Quotes about option


1. Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

2. Whether it's viewers of the show or readers of my columns and books, I'm consistently impressed with their wit, humor and insight. That goes for about 95 percent of the audience. The other five percent are why the 'Delete' option and restraining orders were invented.
- Richard Roeper

3. On 'Sufferer,' I'm talking about the younger generation that has no other option for success than to find a gun somewhere. I try to appeal to them: 'I know you a sufferer, but it doesn't mean that you can't or shouldn't expect any better.' It's a lot different than from what I usually say, like, 'Get busy, shake that thing.'
- Sean Paul

2. co-option

noun. the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent).

Synonyms

  • co-optation
  • designation
  • naming
  • assignment

3. co-option

noun. the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership).

Synonyms

  • co-optation

4. option

noun. ['ˈɑːpʃən, ˈɔpʃən'] the act of choosing or selecting.

Synonyms

  • selection
  • action
  • willing
  • vote
  • ballot
  • coloration
  • voting
  • conclusion
  • balloting
  • pick
  • casting
  • sampling
  • election
  • determination
  • decision
  • volition
  • colouration

Antonyms

  • tasteless
  • activation
  • sink
  • source

Etymology

  • option (French)
  • optio (Latin)

5. option

noun. ['ˈɑːpʃən, ˈɔpʃən'] one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen.

Synonyms

  • choice
  • default option
  • decision making
  • possibility
  • opening
  • impossibility
  • Hobson's choice
  • default
  • alternative
  • preference
  • possible action
  • deciding
  • soft option
  • impossible action
  • obverse

Antonyms

  • stabilization
  • dormant
  • inactivity
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • option (French)
  • optio (Latin)
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