Arrogate Definition

arrogated, arrogates, arrogating
arrogated, arrogates, arrogating
To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate.
American Heritage
To claim or seize without right; appropriate (to oneself) arrogantly.
Webster's New World
To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner.
American Heritage
To ascribe or attribute without reason.
Webster's New World

To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right.


Origin of Arrogate

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin arrogāre arrogāt- ad- ad- rogāre to ask reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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