- v choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague
The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation
- v neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group
We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance
- v appoint summarily or commandeer
The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups
- v take or assume for one's own use
He co-opted the criticism and embraced it
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- 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 [...]
June 12, 2013 - Falls Church News-Press
- 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.
June 10, 2013 - Ludwig von Mises Institute
- Thaksin Shinawatra in Asia Sentinel
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."
- Julia Gillard in South Western Rural Advertiser
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.
- Rob Bishop in National Parks Traveler (blog)
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)...