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Definitions of co-opt:
- verb: take or assume for one's own use
Example: "He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"
- verb: appoint summarily or commandeer
Example: "The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups"
- verb: choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague
Example: "The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation"
- verb: neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group
Example: "We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance"
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