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.
The superintendent told me that we could opt out of the sex education class, but that’s not the point.
At that point, when money has grown substantially, you may opt out of robo-investing and go find a real person.
Should the British opt for a withdrawal from the EU, then we cannot continue just doing business as usual with 28 minus one the next day.
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