Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To choose; to wish for; to desire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To choose; to wish for; to desire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To wish for; choose; desire.

Etymologies

Latin optatus, past participle of optare. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "I suggest to all the members of the editorial board that they co-optate "Pero" as a member of the board on the same basis as other members.

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