Definitions for co-optkoʊˈɒpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. co-opt(verb)

    choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague

    "The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation"

  2. co-opt(verb)

    neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group

    "We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance"

  3. co-opt(verb)

    appoint summarily or commandeer

    "The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups"

  4. co-opt(verb)

    take or assume for one's own use

    "He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"


  1. co-opt(Verb)

    To elect as a fellow member of a group, such as a committee.

  2. co-opt(Verb)

    To commandeer, appropriate or take over.

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