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co-opt

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Infinitive
to co-opt

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to co-opt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To elect as a fellow member of a group, such as a committee.
  2. To commandeer, appropriate or take over.
  3. To absorb or assimilate into an established group.

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