verb (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.
to add (someone) to a committee, board, etc, by the agreement of the existing members
to appoint summarily; commandeer
[koop, koo p] /kup, kʊp/ noun 1. an enclosure, cage, or pen, usually with bars or wires, in which fowls or other small animals are confined for fattening, transportation, etc. 2. any small or narrow place. 3. Slang. a prison. 4. Sometimes Facetious. a cooperative, especially the cooperative bookstore of a college or university. verb […]
/ˈkuːpˌwɜːθ/ noun 1. a New Zealand and Australian breed of sheep derived from the Romney Marsh
[koh-awr-bi-tl] /koʊˈɔr bɪ tl/ adjective, Astronomy. 1. noting or pertaining to two or more celestial bodies that share or almost share an orbit.