Definition of co-optation in English:

co-optation

noun

  • See co-opt

    • ‘For them, the only other alternatives are co-optation or the admission of defeat.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The best line of defense against subversion or co-optation is the architects themselves.’
    • ‘In the end, it probably doesn't matter, as the wave of co-optation and consolidation swings through the communities.’