[ ar-uh-geyt ]
/ ˈær əˌgeɪt /
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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Example sentences from the Web for arrogate
This arrogation of dignity was much resented by his friends.The Hypocrite|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The arrogation of sole possession could but lead to the disintegration of the troop.Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
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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