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arrogate

[ ar-uh-geyt ]
/ 藞忙r 蓹藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ar路ro路gat路ed, ar路ro路gat路ing.
to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions.
to attribute or assign to another; ascribe.
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Origin of arrogate

1530鈥40; <Latin arrog膩tus appropriated, assumed, questioned (past participle of arrog膩re), equivalent to arrog- (ar-ar- + rog(膩re) to ask, propose) + -膩tus-ate1

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH arrogate

abrogate, arrogate , derogate
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British Dictionary definitions for arrogate

arrogate
/ (藞忙r蓹藢伞e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
(tr) to attribute or assign to another without justification

Derived forms of arrogate

arrogation, nounarrogative (蓹藞r蓲伞蓹t瑟v), adjectivearrogator, noun

Word Origin for arrogate

C16: from Latin arrog膩re, from rog膩re to ask
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