Definitions

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  • noun same as co-optation.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of cooption.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership)
  • noun the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "It's called co-option -- you become part of the system when you make a deal with them," said Mike Saulenas, 60, a member of the group.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • At a recent EGM he handed over the proxy for his votes to the North London Valiants, who – with the weight of Williams's equity behind them – forced the co-option of Mark Sims as a Vale director.

    Phil Jones deal shows Fifa new rule drives up price of English talent

  • It will then propose for co-option some of the English game's most respected figures, such as Manchester United's FA board member, David Gill, or the retired former referee David Elleray.

    Sir Roy Gardner and co-investors spent £3m in support for doomed Pilgrims

  • Wested Interests use co-option of specific sub-classes of the Polity to advance their own agenda -- classic Politics.

    A Case for Paternalism?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • They are there to trouble what ought to be most certain to human life by suggesting that something will always elude co-option into the clear-cut or the fenced-in.

    Hauntings « Tales from the Reading Room

  • But I'm excited that this may be the co-option of 'courtier's response' for ID – an anchored web of self-referential nonsense offered as an detailed exposition of design detection.

    Blast From the Past

  • But I'm excited that this may be the co-option of 'courtier's response' for ID – an anchored web of self-referential nonsense offered as an detailed exposition of design detection.

    Blast From the Past

  • While there are certainly obvious dangers lurking in organized religion, such as interpreting certain passages of Holy books to justify slavery, prejudice and violence towards women, Fela's co-option of some of those very same beliefs in his own relationships male dominance, child molestation, polygamy and domestic abuse while repudiating the rest, is blatant hypocrisy.

    Kirsten West Savali: The Life and Legacy of Fela Kuti

  • RTH: But I'm excited that this may be the co-option of 'courtier's response' for ID – an anchored web of self-referential nonsense offered as an detailed exposition of design detection.

    Blast From the Past

  • While there are certainly obvious dangers lurking in organized religion, such as interpreting certain passages of Holy books to justify slavery, prejudice and violence towards women, Fela's co-option of some of those very same beliefs in his own relationships male dominance, child molestation, polygamy and domestic abuse while repudiating the rest, is blatant hypocrisy.

    Kirsten West Savali: The Life and Legacy of Fela Kuti

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