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arrogate

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From Latin arrogātus, perfect passive participle of adrogō, arrogō (ask of, adopt, appropriate, assume), from ad (to) + rogō (ask).

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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.
    • 1874, Patrick James Stirling, Maudit Argent!, Putnam, translation of original by Frédéric Bastiat, page 169:
      Unfortunately, certain capitalists have arrogated to themselves monopolies and privileges which are quite sufficient to account for this [commotion of the populace against capitalists].
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter 1, The Purchase Price:
      “[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”

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VerbEdit

arrogate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of arrogare
  2. second-person plural imperative of arrogare
  3. feminine plural of arrogato

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arrogāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of arrogō