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co•opt



Pronunciation: (kō-opt'), [key]
v.t.
1. to elect into a body by the votes of the existing members.
2. to assimilate, take, or win over into a larger or established group: The fledgling Labor party was coopted by the Socialist party.
3. to appropriate as one's own; preempt: The dissidents have coopted the title of her novel for their slogan. Also,co-opt'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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