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VERB (3)

1. demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to;
- Example: "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"
- Example: "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
[syn: claim, lay claim, arrogate]

2. make undue claims to having;
[syn: arrogate, assign]

3. seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession;
- Example: "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"
- Example: "he usurped my rights"
- Example: "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
[syn: assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arrogate \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. [1913 Webster] He arrogated to himself the right of deciding dogmatically what was orthodox doctrine. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

arrogate v 1: 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" [syn: claim, lay claim, arrogate] [ant: forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive] 2: make undue claims to having [syn: arrogate, assign] 3: 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" [syn: assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "arrogate": 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