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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

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

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

ARROGATE = ARROgantly seized the GATE.

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