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choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague

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neutralize or win over through assimilation into an established group

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appoint summarily or commandeer

take or assume for one's own use

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Reportedly, on a proposal by the nominating, compensation and corporate governance committee, the board of directors decided to co-opt Donsion as a director and a member of the audit and accounts committee.
The authors see the same dynamics at work when Victorians co-opt Elizabeth's status as patron to enlist Victoria's support for the arts and modern inventions (chap.
It has spawned articles in the Journal of Religion and Film as well as several books (including one evangelical treatise that tries to co-opt the movies to "inspire Christians to apply the movie's gospel message to their own lives").
From the point of view of the provinces," Fallaw argues, "regional elites tended to co-opt national institutions, rather than the reverse" (157).
A row broke out over plans to co-opt members of the public to fill the vacant positions and to reduce the number of councillors needed to have a quorum - the legal number of people necessary for a meeting to go ahead.
One can also glimpse the process by which an elite, in this case a black elite, made a deal whereby its attempt to co-opt a vehicle of oppression (race) and turn it into a means of securing a public presence only reified what the elite sought to destroy in the first place (racial discrimination).
Government agencies face ongoing security risks from viruses, worms and sophisticated blended threats, such as Code Red, Nimda and Klez, that target network vulnerabilities, rapidly infect via multiple means, compromise data and co-opt networks during coordinated cyber attacks.
In effect, one computer can co-opt other Internet computers to solve pieces of a complex computational problem.
Institutions will inevitably co-opt the creative soul: the group will invariably stifle the individual.
They are certain that corporate America will co-opt any serious spiritual movement, much as it has done other cultural change -- from rock and roll to environmentalism.
216 specifically allows a co-op shareholder to deduct his portion of the real estate taxes paid by the co-opt Furthermore, these Sec.
The committee may co-opt any other professional, as required.
His expertise has been a huge asset to the ROA, and the decision has therefore been taken to co-opt him on to the council, which allows us to continue to benefit from his outstanding knowledge.
When he marbleizes, Melee is channeling Pollock (and Stewart) by way of Warhol (that master of polyvalent meaning), who may have been the first artist to co-opt Pollock's macho paint-flinging with his "Oxidization Paintings.
Yet his critics point to the mayor as a brilliantly manipulative racial politician--somebody who knows how to co-opt Black preachers and Latino businessmen, who lets his friends of all backgrounds get rich off the public dime and who crushes even the first hint of an independent movement.