Definition of Arrogate

1. Verb. Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to. "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"

Exact synonyms: Claim, Lay Claim
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Related verbs: Claim, Take
Specialized synonyms: Pretend, Requisition, Assign
Derivative terms: Arrogator, Claim, Claimant
Antonyms: Forfeit



2. Verb. Make undue claims to having.
Exact synonyms: Assign
Generic synonyms: Claim, Lay Claim
Derivative terms: Arrogator

3. Verb. Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession. "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
Exact synonyms: Assume, Seize, Take Over, Usurp
Generic synonyms: Take
Specialized synonyms: Annex, Appropriate, Capture, Conquer, Seize, Preoccupy, Hijack, Raid
Derivative terms: Arrogation, Arrogator, Assumption, Takeover, Usurpation, Usurper

Definition of Arrogate

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Arrogate

1. Verb. (transitive) To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arrogate

1. to claim or take without right [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arrogate

arriving
arriving(a)
arrivisme
arriviste
arrivistes
arrière-pensée
arroba
arrobas
arrogance
arrogances
arrogancies
arrogancy
arrogant
arrogantly
arrogantness
arrogate (current term)
arrogated
arrogates
arrogating
arrogation
arrogations
arrogative
arrogator
arrogators
arrogaunce
arrogaunt
arrojadite
arrosion

Literary usage of Arrogate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"As though it ought to be tolerated for a man to arrogate the office of a teacher in the Church before he is a member of it. XXX. At length they object, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... on the country that Henry VIII had to make a personal attack on the dead saint before he could hope to arrogate himself full ecclesiastical authority. ..."

3. Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of [European] History by Grace Reade Robinson, James Harvey Robinson (1899)
"who loved despotism should have desired to arrogate to themselves, in the name of the Council of Your Majesty, the right arbitrarily to impose upon the ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1807)
"We believe that she may at present arrogate that merit. The Sorbonne ha« not, that we have heard, petitioned the Emperor not to admit Protestants into his ..."

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