Verb arrogate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


arrogate (third-person singular simple present arrogates, present participle arrogating, simple past and past participle arrogated)

  1. (transitive) To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right.

More definition: claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right, to arrogate the right to make decisions. attribute or assign to another; ascribe.

1. (transitive) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification

2. (transitive) to attribute or assign to another without justification Derived Formsarrogation, nounarrogative (əˈrɒɡətɪv) adjectivearrogator, noun Word OriginC16, from Latin arrogāre, from rogāre to askCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1530s, from Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare "to claim for oneself" (see arrogance). Related, Arrogated; arrogating.


Since the outbreak in May 1896 the Greek government had loyally co-operated with the powers in their efforts for the pacification of the island, but towards the close of the year a secret society known as the Ethnike Hetaeria began to arrogate to itself the direction of Greek foreign policy.

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