verb (used with object)
Related formsco·op·ta·tion, co-op·ta·tion, co·op·tion, co-op·tion [koh-op-shuh n] /koʊˈɒp ʃən/, nounco·op·ta·tive, co-op·ta·tive [koh-op-tuh-tiv] /koʊˈɒp tə tɪv/, co·op·tive, co-op·tive, adjective
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