Need another word that means the same as “optional”? Find 8 synonyms and 30 related words for “optional” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Optional” are: voluntary, discretionary, not required, up to the individual, elective, free, open, unforced
Optional as an Adjective
Definitions of "Optional" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “optional” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Available to be chosen but not obligatory.
- Possible but not necessary; left to personal choice.
Synonyms of "Optional" as an adjective (8 Words)
|discretionary||Available for use at the discretion of the user.|
|elective||(of a body or position) possessing or giving the power to elect.|
|free||Using or expending something without restraint; lavish.|
A free country.
|not required||Required by rule.|
|open||Of a vowel produced with a relatively wide opening of the mouth and the tongue kept low.|
The party s commitment to open government.
|unforced||Not resulting from undue effort; not forced.|
An unforced cheerfulness.
|up to the individual||Open.|
|voluntary||Controlled by individual volition.|
Usage Examples of "Optional" as an adjective
- A wide range of optional excursions is offered.
Associations of "Optional" (30 Words)
|abstention||Restraint in one’s consumption; abstinence.|
A resolution passed by 126 votes to none with six abstentions.
|accessory||Someone who helps another person commit a crime.|
She was charged as an accessory to murder.
|alternative||Necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities.|
An alternative lifestyle.
|ballot||Vote by ballot.|
If the offer is oversubscribed acceptances will be balloted.
|choice||An act of choosing between two or more possibilities.|
Your choice of colors was unfortunate.
|choose||Pick out select or choose from a number of alternatives.|
I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant.
|chosen||Having been selected as the best or most appropriate.|
She was Mama s chosen.
|decide||Cause to decide.|
I ve decided to stay on a bit.
|elect||Selected as the best.|
I elected to have my funds deposited automatically.
|election||The status or fact of being elected.|
His election to the House of Representatives.
An elective course of study.
|elector||In the US a member of the electoral college.|
Close to 60 per cent of the 60 000 registered electors voted.
|hustings||A meeting at which candidates in an election address potential voters.|
I was out on the hustings talking to people.
|incoming||The act of entering.|
Keep an account of your incomings and outgoings.
|individually||One by one; singly; separately.|
Dublin people dress more individually than people in London.
|menu||(computer science) a list of options available to a computer user.|
They worked rapidly down the menu of reports.
|opt||Make a choice from a range of possibilities.|
Consumers will opt for low priced goods.
|option||Buy or sell an option on.|
She was given the option of resigning or being dismissed.
|pick||Hit lightly with a picking motion.|
He was my pick for mayor.
|predetermine||Predestine (an outcome or course of events.|
A strong sense that life had been predetermined.
|prefer||Give preference to one creditor over another.|
We prefer sleeping outside.
|referendum||A legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate.|
|scarify||Make shallow incisions in (the skin), especially as a medical procedure or traditional cosmetic practice.|
|select||Selected or chosen for special qualifications.|
Click Tools on the menu bar and select Settings.
|selection||A plot of land acquired by selection.|
The publication of a selection of his poems.
|selective||(of a process or agent) affecting some things and not others.|
He is very selective in his reading.
|selectively||By selection; in a selective manner.|
He accused state officials of selectively enforcing the law.
|singly||One by one; one at a time.|
He talked to the players singly and in groups.
|suffrage||(in the Book of Common Prayer) the intercessory petitions pronounced by a priest in the Litany.|
The suffrages of the community.
|vote||Cause someone to gain or lose a particular post or honour by means of a vote.|
The referendum call was voted down.