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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Take or assume for one's own use; Appoint summarily or commandeer; Choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague; Neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group.

Usage examples (26)
  • The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups
  • "Wouldn't the best way to do that be to co-opt me?"
  • "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them."
  • If they can't kill it, they'll corrupt and co-opt it. for more
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