arrogate (arrogates, present participle arrogating; past and past participle arrogated)

  1. (transitive, rare) To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right. [from 1530s]
    Synonyms: commandeer, expropriate, usurp
    Antonyms: abandon, abdicate, relinquish, renounce
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0029 ↗:
      “[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
Related terms Translations
  • German: an sich reißen
  • Portuguese: arrogar
  • Russian: самонаде́янно претендова́ть
  • Spanish: arrogarse

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