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Arrogate   /ˈæroʊgˌeɪt/   Listen
Arrogate

verb
(past & past part. arrogated; pres. part. arrogating)
1.
Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to.  Synonyms: claim, lay claim.  "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
2.
Make undue claims to having.  Synonym: assign.
3.
Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession.  Synonyms: assume, seize, take over, usurp.  "He usurped my rights" , "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"






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Words linked to "Arrogate" :   hijack, lay claim, preoccupy, request, take, forfeit, arrogation, annex, requisition, quest, conquer, call for, arrogator, bespeak, raid, claim, capture, pretend, appropriate, seize



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