verb (used with object)
- coopered joint,
- coordinate bond
Origin of coopt
Examples from the Web for co-opt
But no matter that difference, we crave to own and co-opt, rather than necessarily understand, it.Memory Porn: America’s Obscene Anniversary Obsession|Tim Teeman|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he did about as much as one can while serving as Senate minority leader to co-opt Tea Party support.Tea Party Loses Key Battles, But Is Winning The War|Ben Jacobs|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After Japan invaded the Korean Peninsula in 1905, the conquerors sought to co-opt local pride to reinforce Japanese hegemony.Such a Sweet Little Dictator: Kim Jong-un and North Korea’s Child Cult|Scott Bixby|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This week, Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest to co-opt country music as her own.The Yes List: Country Strong, Downton Abbey, and More Culture Picks|The Daily Beast|January 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Reid has also long had an innate ability to co-opt or neutralize his foes.
Then someone has said, "We must co-opt Mr. Raymond Stornaway."Sonia Married|Stephen McKenna
The bill also proposed to empower town councils to co-opt outsiders upon their education committees.
When the persons elected met they had no choice but to co-opt the 104 from the Left of the Convention.
Of course they "co-opt" their fellow politicians, rejected candidates, and so on.Mankind in the Making|H. G. Wells
"I wish we could co-opt some biologists and psychologists into this," murmured Rakkan.Security|Poul William Anderson
Word Origin for coopt
1650s, "to select (someone) for a group or club by a vote of members," from Latin cooptare "to elect, to choose as a colleague or member of one's tribe," from com- "together" (see com-) + optare "choose" (see option (n.)). For some reason this defied the usual pattern of Latin-to-English adaptation, which should have yielded *cooptate. Sense of "take over" is first recorded c.1953. Related: Co-opted; co-opting.