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English definition of “co-opt”

co-opt

verb [T]     /kəʊˈɒpt/ US  /koʊˈɑːpt/
(of an elected group ) to make someone a member through the choice of the present members : She was co-opted on to the committee last June .Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs to include someone in something, often against their will: Whether they liked it or not, local people were co-opted into the victory parade .Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading to use someone else's ideas : Rock and roll music was largely co-opted from the blues .Copying and copiesForgery
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