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Definitions for co-option

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. co-option, co-optation(noun)

    the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership)

  2. co-option, co-optation(noun)

    the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of co-option in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of co-option in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nasser Qandil:

    The idea of the opposition has evaporated for Saudi Arabia, they know that the option is ISIS and Nusra or the regime. There's no third option.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    To accept failure as an option is a clear evidence that your/one's will to succeed is not strong enough. So, refuse to accept failure as an option.

  3. Derek Kok:

    Flying with AirAsia has always been a cost issue; they've marketed themselves as the economic option, at the end of the day it boils down to the economic issue. It's the cheapest option and that will continue.

  4. Bruce Riedel:

    The flaw in the coalition strategy for the last year is weak ground forces. Given the constraints on the U.S. and its Arab allies, the only viable ground force option is Iranian-led Shi'ite Iraqis, of course this will alienate the Sunnis -- both in Iraq and in Saudi Arabia -- but Baghdad has no other serious option.

  5. Christian Ellis:

    It was actually created by a retired sheriff officer. He did not like the fact that people were being shot when the officers do have time (to consider options) but they had no other option in lethal force, so this product gives the officer another option in that scenario when it's not reactive, and they do have the time to put it on.

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