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arrogate

[ar-uh-geyt] /ˈær əˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), arrogated, arrogating.
1.
to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right:
to arrogate the right to make decisions.
2.
to attribute or assign to another; ascribe.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin arrogātus appropriated, assumed, questioned (past participle of arrogāre), equivalent to arrog- (ar- ar- + rog(āre) to ask, propose) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
arrogatingly, adverb
arrogation, noun
arrogator, noun
unarrogated, adjective
unarrogating, adjective
Can be confused
abdicate, abrogate, arrogate, derogate.
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arrogate

/ˈærəˌɡeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
2.
(transitive) to attribute or assign to another without justification
Derived Forms
arrogation, noun
arrogative (əˈrɒɡətɪv) adjective
arrogator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin arrogāre, from rogāre to ask
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arrogate

v.

1530s, from Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare "to claim for oneself" (see arrogance). Related: Arrogated; arrogating.

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