co-optation

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{n} an elcetion, assumption, choice
the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)
electing as a member
the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership)
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To commandeer, appropriate or take over
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To elect as a fellow member of a group, such as a committee
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To absorb or assimilate into an established group
cooptation
A co-opting: an absorption or assimilation
cooptation
A co-opting: a commandeering, appropriation, or taking over
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If someone is co-opted into a group, they are asked by that group to become a member, rather than joining or being elected in the normal way. He was co-opted into the Labour Government of 1964 He's been authorised to co-opt anyone he wants to join him
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If a group or political party co-opts a slogan or policy, they take it, often from another group or political party, and use it themselves. He co-opted many nationalist slogans and cultivated a populist image
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If you co-opt someone, you persuade them to help or support you. Mr Wallace tries to co-opt rather than defeat his critics
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take or assume for one's own use; "He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"
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{f} elect as a member; absorb; appropriate, take over
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choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague; "The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation"
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appoint summarily or commandeer; "The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups"
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neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group; "We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance
co-optation

    Расстановка переносов

    co-op·ta·tion

    Произношение

    Этимология

    [ kO-'äpt ] (transitive verb.) 1651. Latin cooptare, from co- + optare to choose.

    Слово дня

    running dog
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