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.
Latin optatus, past participle of optare. (Wiktionary)
"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.