optar por

optar por(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to choose
Optamos por alquilar un departamento en lugar de quedarnos en un hotel.We chose to rent an apartment instead of staying at a hotel.
b. to opt
Las comisiones bancarias suelen ser más bajas si opta por abrir una cuenta corriente.Banking fees are often lower if you opt to open a checking account.
c. to opt for
Opté por la cartera azul en lugar de la negra.I opted for the blue handbag instead of the black one.
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