Synonyms of 'coopt'
She co-opted Natasha as her assistant.
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If you appoint someone to a job or official position, you formally choose them for it.
It made sense to appoint a banker to this job.
I chose him to accompany me on my trip.
Thesaurus for coopt from the Collins English Thesaurus
to add (someone) to a committee , board, etc, by the agreement of the existing members