Coopery

Coop"er*y

, n. The occupation of a cooper. Crabb.
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co-opt"

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co*pt"

(?), v. t. [See Coptate. Cf. F. coopter.] To choose or elect in concert with another. [R.]
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Each of the hundred was to copt three others.
Jowett (Thucyd.).
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2. To choose or elect as a colleague or fellow member of a group; as, The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation.
[PJC + WordNet 1.5]

3. To assimilate (a smaller group) into a larger group.
[PJC]

4. To persuade an opponent to join one's own side.
[PJC]

5. To appoint summarily (with or without the appointee's consent).
[WordNet 1.5]

6. To appropriate (something rightly belonging to another) as one's own; to preempt; as, to co-opt someone's name.
[PJC]

 

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