verb (used with object)
to elect into a body by the votes of the existing members.
to assimilate, take, or win over into a larger or established group: The fledgling Labor party was coopted by the Socialist party.
to appropriate as one's own; preempt: The dissidents have coopted the title of her novel for their slogan.
Origin: 1645–55; Related forms
< Latin cooptāre.
co·op·ta·tion, co-op·ta·tion, co·op·tion, co-op·tion /koʊˈɒpʃən/ [koh-op-shuhn] Show IPA , noun co·op·ta·tive, co-op·ta·tive /koʊˈɒptətɪv/ [koh-op-tuh-tiv] Show IPA , co·op·tive, co-op·tive, adjective
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