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verb [transitive] co-opt pronunciation in American English /koʊˈɑpt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyco-opt
he/she/itco-opts
present participleco-opting
past tenseco-opted
past participleco-opted
  1. 1
    to take someones idea or plan and use it as if it were your own
    The President co-opted welfare reform from the Republicans.
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  2. 2
    to try to control someone or stop them from harming you by bringing them into your own group or organization
    Democrats will need to co-opt six Republicans to achieve a majority.
  3. 3
    British if a committee, group, etc. co-opts someone, they agree to make that person a member
    Up to four additional members can be co-opted onto the Council to fulfill specific requirements.

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