Cooptation



[koh-opt] /koʊˈɒpt/

verb (used with object)
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 coopted by the Socialist party.
3.
to appropriate as one’s own; preempt:
The dissidents have coopted the title of her novel for their slogan.
/kəʊˈɒpt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to add (someone) to a committee, board, etc, by the agreement of the existing members
2.
to appoint summarily; commandeer
n.

1530s, “election to fill a vacancy,” from Latin cooptationem (nominative cooptatio) “election,” noun of action from past participle stem of cooptare (see co-opt). Related: Cooptative.
v.

see co-opt.

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