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Definition 1: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession - [verb of possession]

Samples where arrogate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for arrogate in the sense of this definition

(arrogate is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of arrogate ) take (territory) as if by conquest

"Hitler annexed Lithuania"

(... is a kind of arrogate ) 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"

(... is a kind of arrogate ) occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance

"the army preoccupied the hills"

(... is a kind of arrogate ) seize control of

"they hijacked the judicial process"

(... is a kind of arrogate ) take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock

"T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"

Definition 2: make undue claims to having - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for arrogate in the sense of this definition

(arrogate is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 3: demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to - [verb of possession]

Samples where arrogate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for arrogate in the sense of this definition

(arrogate is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of arrogate ) put forward a claim and assert right or possession of

"pretend the title of King"

(... is a kind of arrogate ) demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service

(... is a kind of arrogate ) make undue claims to having

(arrogate has a similar meaning as ...) lay claim to; as of an idea

"She took credit for the whole idea"

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