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Co-opt

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Verb

1. co-opt

choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague

Example Sentences:
'The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation'

2. co-opt

neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group

Example Sentences:
'We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance'

3. co-opt

appoint summarily or commandeer

Example Sentences:
'The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups'

4. co-opt

take or assume for one's own use

Example Sentences:
'He co-opted the criticism and embraced it'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Co-opt

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verb transitive
1. 
to add (a person or persons) to a group by vote of those already members
2. 
to appoint as an associate
3. 
to persuade or lure (an opponent) to join one's own system, party, etc.
4. 
to make use of for one's own purposes; take over or adopt

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Co-opt

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tr.v. co-opt·ed, co-opt·ing, co-opts
1. To elect as a fellow member of a group.
2. To appoint summarily.
3. To take or assume for one's own use; appropriate: co-opted the criticism by embracing it.
4. To neutralize or win over (an independent minority, for example) through assimilation into an established group or culture: co-opt rebels by giving them positions of authority.

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