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co-opt

 (kō-ŏpt′, kō′ŏpt′)
tr.v. co-opt·ed, co-opt·ing, co-opts
1. To elect as a fellow member of a group.
2. To appoint summarily.
3. To take or assume for one's own use; appropriate: co-opted the criticism by embracing it.
4. To neutralize or win over (an independent minority, for example) through assimilation into an established group or culture: co-opt rebels by giving them positions of authority.

[Latin cooptāre : co-, co- + optāre, to choose.]

co′-op·ta′tion n.
co-op′ta·tive (-tə-tĭv) adj.
co-op′tion n.
co-op′tive adj.

co-opt

(koʊˈɒpt)

v.t.
1. to choose as a member.
2. to assimilate or win over into a larger group.
3. to appropriate as one's own; preempt.
[1645–55; < Latin cooptāre]
co`-op•ta′tion, co-op′tion, n.
co-op′ta•tive (-ˈɒp tə tɪv) co-op′tive, adj.

co-opt

- "To select (someone) for a group or club by a vote of members," it is from Latin cooptare, "to choose as a colleague or member of one's tribe"; its sense of "take over" came by 1953.
See also related terms for vote.

co-opt


Past participle: co-opted
Gerund: co-opting

Imperative
co-opt
co-opt
Present
I co-opt
you co-opt
he/she/it co-opts
we co-opt
you co-opt
they co-opt
Preterite
I co-opted
you co-opted
he/she/it co-opted
we co-opted
you co-opted
they co-opted
Present Continuous
I am co-opting
you are co-opting
he/she/it is co-opting
we are co-opting
you are co-opting
they are co-opting
Present Perfect
I have co-opted
you have co-opted
he/she/it has co-opted
we have co-opted
you have co-opted
they have co-opted
Past Continuous
I was co-opting
you were co-opting
he/she/it was co-opting
we were co-opting
you were co-opting
they were co-opting
Past Perfect
I had co-opted
you had co-opted
he/she/it had co-opted
we had co-opted
you had co-opted
they had co-opted
Future
I will co-opt
you will co-opt
he/she/it will co-opt
we will co-opt
you will co-opt
they will co-opt
Future Perfect
I will have co-opted
you will have co-opted
he/she/it will have co-opted
we will have co-opted
you will have co-opted
they will have co-opted
Future Continuous
I will be co-opting
you will be co-opting
he/she/it will be co-opting
we will be co-opting
you will be co-opting
they will be co-opting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been co-opting
you have been co-opting
he/she/it has been co-opting
we have been co-opting
you have been co-opting
they have been co-opting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been co-opting
you will have been co-opting
he/she/it will have been co-opting
we will have been co-opting
you will have been co-opting
they will have been co-opting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been co-opting
you had been co-opting
he/she/it had been co-opting
we had been co-opting
you had been co-opting
they had been co-opting
Conditional
I would co-opt
you would co-opt
he/she/it would co-opt
we would co-opt
you would co-opt
they would co-opt
Past Conditional
I would have co-opted
you would have co-opted
he/she/it would have co-opted
we would have co-opted
you would have co-opted
they would have co-opted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.co-opt - choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague; "The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation"
elect - select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board"
2.co-opt - neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group; "We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance"
neutralize - make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty neutralized the small republic"
3.co-opt - appoint summarily or commandeer; "The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups"
appoint, constitute, name, nominate - create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
4.co-opt - take or assume for one's own use; "He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"
accept, take - make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
Translations

co-opt

[kəʊˈɒpt] VT to co-opt sb (onto sth)nombrar (como miembro) a algn (para algo)

co-opt

[kəʊˈɒpt] vt
(= bring on board) → coopter
to co-opt sb as sth → coopter qn en qualité de or en tant que qch
to co-opt sb onto a committee → coopter qn pour faire partie d'un comité
to co-opt sb into sth [+ government, group] → coopter qn à qch
(= adopt) [+ slogan, policy] → récupérer
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