Arrogate

  • 1 arrogate — vb Arrogate, usurp, preempt, appropriate, confiscate mean to seize or assume something by more or less high handed methods. Arrogate (commonly followed by to and a reflexive pronoun) implies an unwarranted and usually an insolent or presumptuous… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Arrogate — Ar ro*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arrogated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arrogating}.] [L. arrogatus, p. p. of adrogare, arrogare, to ask, appropriate to one s self; ad + rogare to ask. See {Rogation}.] To assume, or claim as one s own, unduly, proudly, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 arrogate — I verb accroach, adopt, annex, appropriate, ascribe falsely, assume, assume command, attach, collect, commandeer, convert, demand, deprive, expropriate, harass, hijack, impress, infringe, invade, preempt, preoccupy, prepossess, seize, sequester,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 arrogate — (v.) 1530s, from L. arrogatus, pp. of arrogare to claim for oneself (see ARROGANCE (Cf. arrogance)). Related: Arrogated; arrogating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 arrogate — [v] claim without justification accroach, appropriate, assume, commandeer, confiscate, demand, expropriate, preempt, presume, seize, take, usurp; concepts 142,266 Ant. appropriate, give, hand over …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 arrogate — ► VERB ▪ take or claim for oneself without justification. DERIVATIVES arrogation noun. ORIGIN Latin arrogare claim for oneself …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 arrogate — [ar′əgāt΄, er′əgāt΄] vt. arrogated, arrogating [< L arrogatus, pp. of arrogare, to claim < ad , to, for + rogare, to ask: see ROGATION] 1. to claim or seize without right; appropriate (to oneself) arrogantly 2. to ascribe or attribute… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 arrogate — v. (formal) (B) to arrogate a privilege to oneself * * * [ ærəgeɪt] (formal) (B) to arrogate a privilege to oneself …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 arrogate — UK [ˈærəɡeɪt] / US [ˈærəˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms arrogate : present tense I/you/we/they arrogate he/she/it arrogates present participle arrogating past tense arrogated past participle arrogated formal to take power that is not legally… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 arrogate — abrogate, arrogate Abrogate means ‘to repel, annul, or cancel’ and is used with reference to laws, rules, treaties, and other formal agreements • (The Cabinet clung stubbornly to the belief that the mere signing of the agreement itself abrogated… …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 arrogate — arrogatingly, adv. arrogation, n. arrogator, n. /ar euh gayt /, v.t., arrogated, arrogating. 1. to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions. 2. to attribute or… …

    Universalium

  • 12 arrogate — ar|ro|gate [ˈærəgeıt] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of arrogare, from Latin ad to + rogare to ask ] arrogate (to yourself) sth formal to claim that you have a particular right, position etc, without having the legal right …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 arrogate — verb arrogate sth to yourself formal to claim that you have a particular right, position etc without having the legal right to it: Having seized power he arrogated to himself the right to change the law …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 arrogate — transitive verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare, from ad + rogare to ask more at right Date: 1537 1. a. to claim or seize without justification b. to make undue claims to having …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 arrogate — verb To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right. Syn: commandeer, expropriate, usurp Ant: abandon, abdica …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 arrogate — Synonyms and related words: accroach, adopt, annex, appropriate, assume, assume command, colonize, commandeer, confiscate, conquer, encroach, enslave, expropriate, grab, hog, indent, infringe, invade, jump a claim, make free with, make use of,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 arrogate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. usurp, claim, seize; assume, appropriate, take. See acquisition. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To lay claim to for oneself or as one s right: appropriate, assume, commandeer, preempt, seize, take,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 arrogate — ar|ro|gate [ ærəgeıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to take power that is not legally yours …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 arrogate — [[t]æ̱rəgeɪt[/t]] arrogates, arrogating, arrogated VERB (disapproval) If someone arrogates to themselves something such as a responsibility or privilege, they claim or take it even though they have no right to do so. [FORMAL] [V to pron refl n]… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 arrogate — ar·ro·gate || ærəʊgeɪt v. demand without right; seize unjustly; attribute unjustly …

    English contemporary dictionary