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Meaning of ARROGATE

Pronunciation:  'aru`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
  2. [v]  demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
  3. [v]  make undue claims to having

ARROGATE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: assume, claim, lay claim, seize, take over, usurp
 Antonyms: forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive
 See Also: arrogate, ascribe, assign, bespeak, call for, pretend, quest, raid, request, requisition, take



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar"ro*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arrogated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Arrogating}.] [L. arrogatus, p. p. of adrogare,
arrogare, to ask, appropriate to one's self; ad + rogare to
ask. See {Rogation}.]
To assume, or claim as one's own, unduly, proudly, or
presumptuously; to make undue claims to, from vanity or
baseless pretensions to right or merit; as, the pope
arrogated dominion over kings.

      He arrogated to himself the right of deciding
      dogmatically what was orthodox doctrine. --Macaulay.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accroach, adopt, annex, appropriate, assume, assume command, colonize, commandeer, confiscate, conquer, encroach, enslave, expropriate, grab, hog, indent, infringe, invade, jump a claim, make free with, make use of, monopolize, mount the throne, occupy, overrun, play God, preempt, preoccupy, prepossess, pretend to, requisition, seize, seize power, seize the throne, sequester, sit on, squat on, subjugate, take, take all of, take charge, take command, take it all, take over, take possession of, take the helm, take the lead, take up, trespass, usurp