Synonyms of co opt


1. co-opt, elect

usage: choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague; "The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation"

2. co-opt, neutralize

usage: neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group; "We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance"

3. co-opt, appoint, name, nominate, constitute

usage: appoint summarily or commandeer; "The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups"

4. co-opt, take, accept

usage: take or assume for one's own use; "He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"

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