Definition of optate in English:

optate

Pronunciation /ˈɒpteɪt/

verb

rare, literary
  • To choose, to opt.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. From classical Latin optāt-, past participial stem of optāre to choose, wish, desire, frequentative of an unattested verb from the same base as Umbrian opeter chosen, Oscan ufteis desire, choice.