Thesaurus > Related Words: co-opt

  Words related to co-opt
Definition:
  • take or assume for one''s own use; "He co-opted the criticism and embraced it";
  • appoint summarily or commandeer; "The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups";
  • choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague; "The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation";
  • neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group; "We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance";

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    Derivational Morphology: co-option, co-optation

     

     
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