[ ar-uh-geyt ]
/ ˈær əˌgeɪt /
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verb (used with object), ar·ro·gat·ed, ar·ro·gat·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
OTHER WORDS FROM arrogate
ar·ro·gat·ing·ly, adverbar·ro·ga·tion, nounar·ro·ga·tor, nounun·ar·ro·gat·ed, adjective
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How to use arrogate in a sentence
The arrogation of sole possession could but lead to the disintegration of the troop.Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
This arrogation of dignity was much resented by his friends.The Hypocrite|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
This primary arrogation on his part is the ground of all idolatry, and of the great heresies of Gnostic and Popish origin.The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets|Eleazar Lord
He ridicules the arrogation to itself by the 'Compact' of a monopoly of loyalty.The Tribune of Nova Scotia|W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
British Dictionary definitions for arrogate
/ (ˈærəˌɡeɪt) /
(tr) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
(tr) to attribute or assign to another without justification
Derived forms of arrogatearrogation, nounarrogative (əˈrɒɡətɪv), adjectivearrogator, noun
Word Origin for arrogate
C16: from Latin arrogāre, from rogāre to ask
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