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Definitions and Synonyms of co-opt | Another word for co-opt | What is co-opt?

Definition 1: take or assume for one's own use - [verb of possession]

Samples where co-opt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He co-opted the criticism and embraced it

(co-opt is a kind of ...) make use of or accept for some purpose

"take a risk" "take an opportunity"

Samples where co-opt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups

(co-opt is a kind of ...) create and charge with a task or function

"nominate a committee"

Samples where co-opt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation

(co-opt is a kind of ...) select by a vote for an office or membership

"We elected him chairman of the board"

Samples where co-opt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance

(co-opt is a kind of ...) make politically neutral and thus inoffensive

"The treaty neutralized the small republic"

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