Definition of opt in in English:

opt in

phrasal verb

  • Choose to participate in something.

    ‘the database would not include a person's name unless he opted in’
    • ‘With many university entrepreneurial programmes still in their infancy, Togneri admits that some involve courses that students can opt in or out of, while others are compulsory.’
    • ‘A green pricing option is best suited to municipal utility services that choose not to opt in to competition.’
    • ‘In other words, instead of opting in as a donor, people would opt out if they did not want to donate.’
    • ‘For operators that choose to opt in, Government would buy their equipment and claims.’
    • ‘I chose to work normally (after taking part in several days of strikes) not because I want to opt in and out whenever it suits me, but because I could see that this dispute was, and still is, going nowhere.’
    • ‘Edinburgh, Glasgow and East Renfrewshire rate above one in five pupils, though that does not account for the large numbers, especially in the capital, who opt in to the independent sector.’
    • ‘He adds that technically the UK does not have a veto anyway, but that so far there has been no case of the other states going ahead without the UK or Ireland once they have opted in to discussions.’
    • ‘The rules lay down that companies may only send unsolicited sales messages via email to members of the public if they have actively opted in to receiving them.’
    • ‘The extra costs were funded by the Department of Health according to a formula linked to the numbers of consultants expected to opt in.’
    • ‘The spokeswoman said the Executive preferred a major publicity campaign to encourage more people to opt in.’
    • ‘Icelanders have the right to opt out of the scheme but Mannvernd, an organisation set up to stop the database going ahead, insists that the law should be reversed so that only medical information from citizens who chose to opt in is used.’
    • ‘Parents hear about it from midwives, health visitors or friends, and those who opt in get monthly personal visits from a trained project worker and the chance to join in group meetings.’
    • ‘Rather than feeling coerced, people willing to participate may find it burdensome to opt in.’
    • ‘Murrayfield opted in to the law because it was envisaged at the time that football matches would be played at the stadium.’
    • ‘Senior Canadian officials have been in talks with their U.S. counterparts for months, trying to discern Northcom's scope and assess whether Ottawa should opt in.’
    • ‘And if you do opt in, you'll be able to choose which people have access to what kind of information.’
    • ‘Making them opt in won't solve the spam problem and will bring the industry to a standstill.’
    • ‘It is neither rational nor reasonable to expect those who can opt out to opt in.’
    • ‘Aside from all that, registering for the service was very quick and easy, and you are given the chance not to opt in to their mailing lists.’
    • ‘Some may say you have opted-out of receiving email while others may say you have opted in!’