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arrogate

ar·ro·gate

arrogate

pronunciation:
ae r geIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: arrogated, arrogates, arrogating
definition 1: to claim presumptuously for oneself without just cause.
She arrogated all the credit for their joint efforts.
synonyms:
appropriate
antonyms:
renounce
similar words:
assume, avail oneself of, claim, commandeer, expropriate, help oneself to, seize, take, usurp
definition 2: to ascribe or attribute to another without warrant.
We arrogated the blame to our little brother.
similar words:
ascribe, attribute, blame, impute, incriminate
derivations: arrogation (n.), arrogator (n.)
Word Parts
The word arrogate contains the following parts:
ar- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ar- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "r," such as "rang." See ad-.
rog, rogat Latin root that means ask
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).