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arrogate

ar·ro·gate

arrogate

 
pronunciation:
ae r geIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
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
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derivations: arrogation (n.), arrogator (n.)
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