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Definition of arrogate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

arrogate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈærəɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈærəɡeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they arrogate
BrE BrE//ˈærəɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈærəɡeɪt//
 
he / she / it arrogates
BrE BrE//ˈærəɡeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈærəɡeɪts//
 
past simple arrogated
BrE BrE//ˈærəɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈærəɡeɪtɪd//
 
past participle arrogated
BrE BrE//ˈærəɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈærəɡeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form arrogating
BrE BrE//ˈærəɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈærəɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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arrogate something (to yourself) (formal) to claim or take something that you have no right to I do not arrogate to myself the right to decide. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin arrogat- ‘claimed for oneself’, from the verb arrogare, from ad- ‘to’ + rogare ‘ask’.
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