(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.
Co-opted members may or may not have the same rights as the elected members
of a group (such as the right to vote on motions), depending on the rules of the ...
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translation, English dictionary definition of co-opted. tr.v. co-opt·ed , co-opt·ing ,
co-opts 1 ...
to elect into a body by the votes of the existing members. 2. to assimilate, take, or
win over into a larger or established group: The fledgling Labor party was ...
2 a : to take into a group (as a faction, movement, or culture) : absorb, assimilate
<the students are co–opted by a system they serve even in their struggle against
4 days ago ... (of an elected group) to make someone a member through the choice of
the present members: She was co-opted on to the ...
1.1Divert to or use in a role different from the usual or original one: [ with object
and infinitive ] : social scientists were co-opted to work with the development ...
Some of the committee are saying that the co-opted trustees can't vote. Is that
right? Co-opting trustees is simply a mechanism for bringing someone onto the ...
General co-opted members are people who are chosen by the appropriate body
to represent a specific area of interest or issue of consideration.
Definition of coopt from the Longman Online Dictionary of Contemporary English.
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