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General dictionaries General (25 matching dictionaries)
  1. co-opt: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. co-opt: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. co-opt: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. co-opt: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. co-opt: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. co-opt: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Co-Opt, Co-opt, co-opt: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. co-opt: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. co-opt: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. co-opt: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. co-opt: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  12. co-opt: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  13. co-opt: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  14. co-opt: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  15. Co-opt: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  16. co-opt: Rhymezone [home, info]
  17. co-opt: Hutchinson's Dictionary of Difficult Words [home, info]
  18. co-opt: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  19. co-opt: Hutchinson Dictionaries [home, info]
  20. co-opt: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  21. co-opt: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  22. co-opt: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  23. co-opt: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. co-opt: ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. co-opt: Legal dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (co-opt)

verb:  take or assume for one's own use ("He co-opted the criticism and embraced it")
verb:  appoint summarily or commandeer ("The army tried to co-opt peasants into civil defence groups")
verb:  choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague ("The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation")
verb:  neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group ("We co-opted the independent minority tribes by pulling them into the Northern Alliance")

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