co-opt co-opt


  1. (v) choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague
  2. (v) neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group
  3. (v) appoint summarily or commandeer
  4. (v) take or assume for one's own use

Derived Word(s)


  1. Vaudeville Vladimir Ruins Russia

    The staunchly conservative and moralizing Russian czar, Vladimir Putin, announced he and his wife of 30 years are divorcing. This was met with a strange silence from Kirill I, the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch, and a Putin bootlicker who allowed the state to co-opt his racket. Vsevolod Chaplin, a spokesman [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Falls Church News-Press

  2. Social Security: The New Deal’s Fiscal Ponzi

    Social insurance co-opts all potential sources of political opposition, making it inherently a fiscal doomsday machine.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute


  1. In a letter to US President George W Bush dated June 23, Thaksin wrote: "Having failed to provoke violence and disorder, my opponents are now attempting various extra Constitutional tactics to co-opt the will of the people."
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Thaksin Shinawatra Source: Asia Sentinel

  2. "This was a desperate attempt by the previous government to co-opt businesses into their wasteful Work Choices advertising campaign and should stop immediately," Ms Gillard said.
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Julia Gillard Source: South Western Rural Advertiser

  3. "This legislation helps ensure that DOI policies no longer enable dangerous criminals to co-opt federal border lands as their drug trafficking highways," said Rep. Bishop. "What many fail to recognize is that allowing the (US Border Patrol)...
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: Rob Bishop Source: National Parks Traveler (blog)

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