Focus on the pronunciation of co-opt
English definition of “co-opt”
/koʊˈɑpt/, /ˈkoʊ·ɑpt/ v [T]
› to persuade someone who criticizes or disagrees with you to join your group so that the person can no longer oppose you: The president co-opted journalists by inviting them to private dinners in the White House. › To co-opt is also to claim something as your own when it was really created by others: Republicans said the Democrats had co-opted their plan for tax reform.