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arrogate (v.)

"claim or demand presumptuously," 1530s, from Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare "to claim for oneself," from assimilated form of ad "to" (see ad-) + rogare "to ask, to propose (a law, a candidate); to ask a favor, entreat, request," apparently a figurative use of a PIE verb meaning literally "to stretch out (the hand)," from *rog-, variant of the root *reg- "move in a straight line." Related: Arrogated; arrogating.

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Definitions of arrogate from WordNet

arrogate (v.)
demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to;
Synonyms: claim / lay claim
arrogate (v.)
make undue claims to having;
Synonyms: assign
arrogate (v.)
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession;
Synonyms: assume / usurp / seize / take over
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