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co-opt August 1, 2010

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1. Choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague

2. Neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group

3. Appoint summarily or commandeer

4. Take or assume for one’s own use

“The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation”

“We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance”

“He co-opted the criticism and embraced it”

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