Definitions for: Co-opt

[v] choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague; "The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation"
[v] take or assume for one's own use; "He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"
[v] appoint summarily or commandeer
[v] neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group; "We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance"

See Also: accept, appoint, constitute, elect, name, neutralize, nominate, take

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