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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Coopt  \Co*["o]pt"\,  v.  t.  [See  {Co["o]ptate}.  Cf  F.  coopter.] 
  To  choose  or  elect  in  concert  with  another.  [R.] 
  Each  of  the  hundred  was  to  co["o]pt  three  others 
  (Thysyd.  ). 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  choose  or  elect  as  a  fellow  member  or  colleague;  "The  church 
  members  co-opted  individuals  from  similar  backgrounds  to 
  replenish  the  congregation" 
  2:  appoint  summarily  or  commandeer 
  3:  place  onto  a  board  or  committee