Synonyms of 'coopt'
appointDictionary, choose, pick
She co-opted Natasha as her assistant.
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I chose him to accompany me on my trip.
When people elect someone, they choose that person to represent them, by voting for them.
The people have voted to elect a new president.
Thesaurus for coopt from the Collins English Thesaurus
to add (someone) to a committee , board, etc, by the agreement of the existing members