or co-op·ta·tion

[ koh-op-tey-shuhn ]
/ koʊˌɒpˈteɪ ʃən /
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the act or process of being elected or selected into a body by the existing members:Investigators and judges are selected via cooptation, not recruited through a public selection procedure.
the act or process of being assimilated or taken over by a larger or more established group:The revolutionaries declined to make specific demands as a defense against cooptation by established political parties or the labor unions.
the act or process of taking possession or making use of something without permission:At the heart of punk ideology lies a harsh condemnation of modern society combined with a self-conscious sense of irony about the commercial cooptation of the message of this supposedly antisocial music.
the act or process of being bribed or manipulated into changing sides:In order to prevent cooptation of their delegates, the organization changed representatives every few months.
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Also co·op·tion, co-op·tion [koh-op-shuhn] /koʊˈɒp ʃən/ .
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