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English verb: arrogate

1. arrogate (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.

Synonymsclaim, lay claim

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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

Narrower (hyponym)arrogate, assign, pretend, requisition

Verb groupclaim, take

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

2. arrogate (possession) make undue claims to having


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)arrogate, claim, lay claim

3. arrogate (possession) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

SamplesHe 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.

Synonymsassume, seize, take over, usurp

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take

Narrower (hyponym)annex, appropriate, capture, conquer, hijack, preoccupy, raid, seize

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