option

noun
1 freedom to choose
VERB + OPTION
have

You have the option of working full-time or part-time.

give sb
PREPOSITION
with the option of, without the option of

He was jailed without the option of a fine.

PHRASES
have little option but to, have no option but to

We had no option but to leave without them.

2 sth you choose/can choose
ADJECTIVE
available, possible, viable
real, realistic
attractive, good

Deciding on your best option is not easy.

preferred
only

Resignation was her only option.

limited
practical
easy, soft (esp. BrE)

A life of chastity is not an easy option.

He thought General Studies would be a soft option.

cheap, expensive
policy
nuclear
menu (= on a computer)
VERB + OPTION
choose, exercise, select, take

Look at the on-screen menu and select the ‘File’ option.

give sb, offer (sb), provide
limit
consider, look at, weigh

Let's look at all the options available.

PHRASES
keep your options open, leave your options open (= to avoid making a decision now so that you still have a choice later)
3 right to buy/sell sth at some time in the future
ADJECTIVE
first
share (BrE), stock (AmE)
VERB + OPTION
have
exercise, take, take up

She took up an option in her contract to buy three million shares.

PREPOSITION
option on

He's promised me first option on his car.


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