lay claim

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Related to lay claim: undeterred, stirred up, swayed, overhyped
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Verb1.lay claim - demand as being one's due or propertylay 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"
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
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As a whole, I had scarcely ever seen a young creature that could lay claim to more of the loveliness of her sex.
I cannot lay claim to the honour of forming an item in the population of Muggleton; nor, Sir, I will frankly admit, do I covet that honour: and I will tell you why, Sir
Just as you have got a thing done, if they see it likely to be successful, they are always for interfering; and then it’s tea to one but they lay claim to half, or even all of the credit.
Thus, a real man and a figure in a picture can both lay claim to the name 'animal'; yet these are equivocally so named, for, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each.
The five-day MidEast Watch & Jewellery Show, which ended on Friday at the Expo Centre, Sharjah, can successfully lay claim to being the only jewellery fair of its kind that is held twice a year.
By the same logic Sindh will lay claim to 90% of Bhasha water.
Joe Brown with his ukulele FEW can lay claim to Joe Brown's musical background.
Surely even Captain Jack Sparrow himself would not lay claim to have seen such a double act during his many blockbuster adventures on the high seas?
Summary: Kuala Lumpur: Supporters of an armed bid by Filipino intruders to lay claim to a .
I will lay claim to being one of the first to refuse such a piece, which I did when offered one in my change.
In the Neolithic settlement of Choirkoitia, Cyprus can lay claim to having one of the most important sites of its kind in Europe.
We persevered and exposed this travesty of justice but the episode raises important questions about a government that likes to lay claim to transparency.