Definitions for arrogate

Definitions for (verb) arrogate

Main entry: take over, seize, usurp, assume, arrogate

Definition: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

Usage: 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

Main entry: claim, lay claim, arrogate

Definition: demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

Usage: He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter; Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident

Main entry: arrogate, assign

Definition: make undue claims to having

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