choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague
"The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation"
neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group
"We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance"
appoint summarily or commandeer
"The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups"
take or assume for one's own use
"He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"
To elect as a fellow member of a group, such as a committee.
To commandeer, appropriate or take over.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kō-opt′, v.t. to elect into any body by the votes of its members.—ns. Co-optā′tion, Co-op′tion.—adj. Co-op′tative. [L. cooptāre, -ātum—co-, together, optāre, to choose.]
The numerical value of co-opt in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of co-opt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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