Optional synonyms

ŏp'shə-nəl
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Having the power or authority to elect; electoral.
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Done intentionally, not by accident
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Determined by independent arbiter.
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Empty or unoccupied:
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Not forced; caused by oneself.
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Existing outside traditional or established institutions or systems:
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(Philos.) Not subject to determinism; free
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Available at one's discretion; able to be used as one chooses; left to or regulated by one's own discretion or judgment.
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Capable of existing under varying environmental conditions or by assuming various behaviors. Bacteria that are facultative aerobes can live in both aerobic and anaerobic environments. A facultative parasite can live independently of its usual host.
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Displaying a tendency or intent to coerce.
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Due to necessity or emergency
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Done or undertaken of one's own free will:
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Employing or exerting compulsion; coercive.
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Imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding: an obligatory promise.
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Needed; essential:
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Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary.
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Such as one may avail one’s self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose.
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Drawing distinctions.
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Of, relating to, or giving advantage or preference:
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Especially good or preferred.
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Find another word for optional. In this page you can discover 37 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for optional, like: elective, volitional, not required, arbitrary, nonobligatory, noncompulsory, free, unrestricted, unforced, with no strings attached and take-it-or-leave-it.