Definitions for co-optkoʊˈɒpt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word co-opt
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.
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