co-opt

Primary Meanings of co-opt

1.
v
take or assume for one's own use
2.
v
neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group
3.
v
appoint summarily or commandeer
Full Definitions of co-opt
1

v take or assume for one's own use

Type of:
accept, take
make use of or accept for some purpose
2

v neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group

Type of:
neutralize
make politically neutral and thus inoffensive
3

v appoint summarily or commandeer

“The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups”
Type of:
appoint, constitute, name, nominate
create and charge with a task or function

v choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague

Type of:
elect
select by a vote for an office or membership

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