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ar·ro·gate

 (ăr′ə-gāt′)
tr.v. ar·ro·gat·ed, ar·ro·gat·ing, ar·ro·gates
1. To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate: "That's how my cousin came to don the hand-tailored suits and to arrogate to himself the glamorous responsibility for ushering to their tables big-name customers" (Philip Roth). See Synonyms at appropriate.
2. To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner: "The Platt Amendment of 1901 arrogated to the United States the right to intervene in Cuba in case of threats to its independence or American lives or property" (Walter McDougall).

[Latin arrogāre, arrogāt- : ad-, ad- + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

ar′ro·ga′tion n.
ar′ro·ga′tive adj.
ar′ro·ga′tor n.

arrogate

(ˈærəˌɡeɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
2. (tr) to attribute or assign to another without justification
[C16: from Latin arrogāre, from rogāre to ask]
ˌarroˈgation n
arrogative adj
ˈarroˌgator n

ar•ro•gate

(ˈær əˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right.
2. to attribute or assign to another; ascribe.
[1530–40; < Latin arrogātus, past participle of arrogāre to claim as a right =ar- ar- + rogāre to ask, propose]
ar`ro•ga′tion, n.
ar′ro•ga`tor, n.

arrogate


Past participle: arrogated
Gerund: arrogating

Imperative
arrogate
arrogate
Present
I arrogate
you arrogate
he/she/it arrogates
we arrogate
you arrogate
they arrogate
Preterite
I arrogated
you arrogated
he/she/it arrogated
we arrogated
you arrogated
they arrogated
Present Continuous
I am arrogating
you are arrogating
he/she/it is arrogating
we are arrogating
you are arrogating
they are arrogating
Present Perfect
I have arrogated
you have arrogated
he/she/it has arrogated
we have arrogated
you have arrogated
they have arrogated
Past Continuous
I was arrogating
you were arrogating
he/she/it was arrogating
we were arrogating
you were arrogating
they were arrogating
Past Perfect
I had arrogated
you had arrogated
he/she/it had arrogated
we had arrogated
you had arrogated
they had arrogated
Future
I will arrogate
you will arrogate
he/she/it will arrogate
we will arrogate
you will arrogate
they will arrogate
Future Perfect
I will have arrogated
you will have arrogated
he/she/it will have arrogated
we will have arrogated
you will have arrogated
they will have arrogated
Future Continuous
I will be arrogating
you will be arrogating
he/she/it will be arrogating
we will be arrogating
you will be arrogating
they will be arrogating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been arrogating
you have been arrogating
he/she/it has been arrogating
we have been arrogating
you have been arrogating
they have been arrogating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been arrogating
you will have been arrogating
he/she/it will have been arrogating
we will have been arrogating
you will have been arrogating
they will have been arrogating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been arrogating
you had been arrogating
he/she/it had been arrogating
we had been arrogating
you had been arrogating
they had been arrogating
Conditional
I would arrogate
you would arrogate
he/she/it would arrogate
we would arrogate
you would arrogate
they would arrogate
Past Conditional
I would have arrogated
you would have arrogated
he/she/it would have arrogated
we would have arrogated
you would have arrogated
they would have arrogated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.arrogate - demand as being one's due or propertyarrogate - 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"
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
claim, take - lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
pretend - put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King"
requisition - demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service
arrogate, assign - make undue claims to having
2.arrogate - make undue claims to having
arrogate, lay claim, claim - 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.arrogate - seize and take control without authority and possibly with forcearrogate - 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"
take - take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
annex - take (territory) as if by conquest; "Hitler annexed Lithuania"
appropriate, conquer, seize, capture - take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
preoccupy - occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance; "the army preoccupied the hills"
hijack - seize control of; "they hijacked the judicial process"
raid - take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock; "T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"

arrogate

verb seize, demand, assume, appropriate, presume, usurp, commandeer, expropriate, claim unduly He arrogated the privilege to himself alone.

arrogate

verb
To lay claim to for oneself or as one's right:
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arrogate

[ˈærəʊgeɪt] VT to arrogate sth to o.sarrogarse algo

arrogate

[ˈærəgeɪt] (formal) vt
to arrogate sth to o.s. [+ right, privilege] → s'arroger qch

arrogate

vt to arrogate something to oneselfetw für sich in Anspruch nehmen; titlesich (dat)etw anmaßen
References in classic literature ?
The judges, proud of having a monarch to humiliate, evidently prepared to enjoy the right they had arrogated to themselves, and sent an officer to inform the king that it was customary for the accused to uncover his head.
The island, a scheduled part of the Paracel Islands chain in the South China Sea, is likewise arrogated by Taiwan and Vietnam.
Respondent-appellant MMDA, in issuing its resolution implementing RA 9211, arrogated upon itself powers and functions which are not given to it by law.
It is surprising that Sudan as a member of the United Nations has arrogated itself to threaten the sovereignty of the Republic of South Sudan through military invasion.
Many of our colleagues felt exploited and hurt while others felt victorious, and only a handful arrogated to themselves the role of custodians of the independence of the judiciary.
It seems that the writer has arrogated him the role of vigilante against wrongs developing in his imagination and he is chasing shadows in the wilderness of his biased thoughts haunting him after every fortnight.
Nasrallah and his rivals and partners atop the political leadership here have arrogated the public sphere at the expense of the institutions of the state.
You have also arrogated unto yourself powers and authority beyond your official capacity that put the MILF in bad light and odd stance," the MILF's suspension order told Kabalu.
In continuation of that feudal tradition, he has now arrogated an award for himself," alleges columnist Gnnani, a harsh critic of the patriarch.
Assets from 10 Argentinian private pensions funds will be arrogated, adding more than $4bn annually to to the government.
First, the Supreme Court has arrogated powers to itself which it should not have.
Granted, the government isn't likely listening to phone calls from your grandmother, but it has arrogated unconstitutional, illegitimate powers to do just about anything in the name of a constitutional, legitimate function: national security.