Definition of co-optation in English:


Pronunciation /kōˌäpˈtāSH(ə)n/ /koʊˌɑpˈteɪʃ(ə)n/


See co-opt

‘As resistance movements have begun to reach out across national borders and pose a real threat, governments have developed their own strategies for dealing with them, ranging from co-optation to repression.’
  • ‘When I first looked at these images beside each other, I was amazed by the speed of corporate co-optation.’
  • ‘In the end, it probably doesn't matter, as the wave of co-optation and consolidation swings through the communities.’
  • ‘The best line of defense against subversion or co-optation is the architects themselves.’
  • ‘For them, the only other alternatives are co-optation or the admission of defeat.’