co-optive
adjective see co-opt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • co-optive — co opt ► VERB 1) appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members. 2) divert to a role different from the usual or original one. 3) adopt (an idea or policy) for one s own use. DERIVATIVES co optation noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • co-optive — co op·tive …   English syllables

  • co-optive — See co optation. * * * …   Universalium

  • co-optive — (ˈ)kō|äptiv adjective : co optative …   Useful english dictionary

  • co-opt — [kō äpt′, kō′äpt΄] vt. 〚L cooptare, to choose, elect < co (var. of com ), with + optare, to choose: see OPTION〛 1. to add (a person or persons) to a group by vote of those already members 2. to appoint as an associate …   Universalium

  • co-opt — [kō äpt′, kō′äpt΄] vt. [L cooptare, to choose, elect < co (var. of com ), with + optare, to choose: see OPTION] 1. to add (a person or persons) to a group by vote of those already members 2. to appoint as an associate 3. to persuade or lure… …   English World dictionary

  • co-opt — ► VERB 1) appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members. 2) divert to a role different from the usual or original one. 3) adopt (an idea or policy) for one s own use. DERIVATIVES co optation noun co… …   English terms dictionary

  • co-optation — co opt ► VERB 1) appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members. 2) divert to a role different from the usual or original one. 3) adopt (an idea or policy) for one s own use. DERIVATIVES co optation noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • co-option — co opt ► VERB 1) appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members. 2) divert to a role different from the usual or original one. 3) adopt (an idea or policy) for one s own use. DERIVATIVES co optation noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • co-opt — transitive verb Etymology: Latin cooptare, from co + optare to choose Date: 1651 1. a. to choose or elect as a member b. to appoint as a colleague or assistant 2. a. to take into a group (as a faction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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