Definition of co-option in US English:

co-option

noun

  • See co-opt

    • ‘It is expected that there will be two further co-options in September.’
    • ‘I feel very strongly that these changes should be made because rock music is one of the few means of expression that remains a strong voice, despite the effects of co-option and appropriation.’
    • ‘Is the disgust directed here at design actually disgust at its co-option by consumerism, its low aspirations?’
    • ‘Mr Reid's disqualification as a councillor led to three candidates being nominated for co-option onto the council last week.’
    • ‘They need to advertise in the village asking people to apply to be considered for co-option.’

Pronunciation

co-option

/ˌkōˈäpSH(ə)n//ˌkoʊˈɑpʃ(ə)n/