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English verb: lay claim

1. lay claim (possession) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to


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


Synonymsarrogate, claim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Narrower (hyponym)arrogate, assign, pretend, requisition


Verb groupclaim, take


Antonymsforfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forego, forgo









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