English - Vietnamese Dictionary
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options'ɑpʃn /'ɒp-Thesaurus Dictionary
+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
+one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
+the act of choosing or selecting
Advanced English Dictionary
1 choice, selection, alternative, recourse, opportunity, way out:
There are fewer employment options open to the uneducated.
2 choice, privilege, election, opportunity, chance:
Investors pay for the option to buy at a fixed figure if the price of the shares goes up.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 [C, U] ~ (of doing sth)
~ (to do sth) something that you can choose to have or do; the freedom to choose what you do: As I see it, we have two options ... + There are various options open to you. + We are currently studying all the options available. + Going to college was not an option for me. + I had no option but to (= I had to) ask him to leave. + Students have the option of studying abroad in their second year. + A savings plan that gives you the option to vary your monthly payments. + He was given one month's imprisonment without the option of a fine. + This particular model comes with a wide range of options (= things you can choose to have when buying sth but which you will have to pay extra for)
2 [C] a subject that a student can choose to study, but that they do not have to do: The course offers options in design and computing.
3 [C] ~ (on sth)
~ (to do sth) the right to buy or sell sth at some time in the future: We have an option on the house. + The property is for rent with an option to buy at any time. + He has promised me first option on his car (= the opportunity to buy it before anyone else). + share options (= the right to buy shares in a company)
4 [C] (computing) one of the choices you can make when using a computer program: Choose the 'Cut' option from the Edit menu.
Idioms: keep / leave your options open to avoid making a decision now so that you still have a choice in the future: At the moment I'm keeping my options open and applying for as many different jobs as possible.
the soft / easy option (often disapproving) a choice which is thought to be easier because it involves less effort, difficulty, etc: They are anxious that the new course should not be seen as a soft option. + He decided to take the easy option and give them what they wanted.
1 freedom to choose
VERB + OPTION
You have the option of taking your holiday early.
| give sb
with/without the ~ of
He was jailed without the option of a fine.
have little/no option but to
We had no option but to leave without them.
2 sth you choose/can choose
available, possible, viable | real, realistic | attractive, good
Deciding on your best option is not easy.
| preferred | practical | easy, soft
He thought General Studies would be a soft option.
| cheap | expensive | policy | 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) | limit | look at
Let's look at all the options available.
keep/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
first | share, stock
VERB + OPTION
have | exercise, take (up)
She took up an option in her contract to buy three million shares.
He's promised me first option on his car.
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