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  1. co-opt

    • IPA[kōˈäpt]

    美式

    • v.
      appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members;divert to or use in a role different from the usual or original one
    • verb: co-opt, 3rd person present: co-opts, gerund or present participle: co-opting, past tense: co-opted, past participle: co-opted

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members the committee may co-opt additional members for special purposes
    • divert to or use in a role different from the usual or original one social scientists were co-opted to work with the development agencies
    • adopt (an idea or policy) for one's own use the green parties have had most of their ideas co-opted by bigger parties
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    • IPA[ˌkəʊˈɒpt]

    英式

    • v.
      appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members: the committee may co-opt additional members for special purposes

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