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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All in all, it makes the best sense for the state to opt in.
Opt for a few at your side, but ensure your honor and respect of all.
If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference.
I don't think you can do it in this country because I do n’t think the First Amendment would permit it, people have a right to opt out of elections. It's not happening.
Countries opposed to GMOs are given the carrot of being able to opt-out of these authorisations, but the scheme approved today fails to give them a legally-watertight basis for doing so. This is a false solution.
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