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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


Synonymsassign


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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