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coopt

co·opt (co-opt)

coopt (co-opt)

 
pronunciation:
ko apt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: co-opted, co-opting, co-opts, coopted, coopting, coopts
definition 1: to take over; preempt; assimilate.
The liberal group has coopted the role of spokesmen for their party.
definition 2: to elect as a fellow member of a body.
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derivations: cooptative (co-optative) (adj.), cooptation (co-optation) (n.)