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arrogate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word arrogate

(verb) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
Synonyms : claim , lay claim
Example Sentence
  • He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter
  • Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident

(verb) make undue claims to having
Synonyms : assign

(verb) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
Synonyms : assume , seize , take over , usurp
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for arrogate

A surrogate mom arrogate the custody of the child for ever
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by pagal

Think of it's similarity to "arrogant." An arrogate person might be so bold as to arrogate another's possessions.
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by tivoli25

RROGATE=arro+gate~ARROW + GATE =>Now assume, when u approached a person who has illegally claimed ur power and you wanted it back from him... What he will possibly say HAVE U NOT SEEN THE ARROW DIRECTING TO THE GATE.. GO FROM HERE
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by 100_percentiler

ARROGATE = ARROgantly seized the GATE.
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by biotechlover

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