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Synonyms for arrogate

Synonyms for arrogate

to lay claim to for oneself or as one's right

Synonyms for arrogate

demand as being one's due or property

make undue claims to having


seize and take control without authority and possibly with force

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If the United States arrogates to itself the right to take out other nations' arsenals, it would simply be acting as a global vigilante.
a tyrant state which arrogates to itself the right to dispose of the life of the weakest and most defenseless members, from the unborn to the elderly.
The bleary voyeurism of Grandrieux's style is deadening, then abhorrent; it arrogates political, social, and historical horror for a fashionista vision of the apocalypse--Salo as infernal rave.
The State of Israel arrogates to itself the right to determine who would and who would not visit the Palestinians a" in Chomsky's case, who would be allowed to lecture at a Palestinian university and who would not.
Even worse, however, it means that government, which now arrogates the power to torture prisoners of war in foreign countries and harass and shoot law-abiding Americans, will catch increasing numbers of innocent people in its intelligence nets.
What is important, however, is that it seems to license that narrative freedom Saramago arrogates to himself and that he extends to his proxy, the unnamed narrator of his novel--a narrator who, at one point, acknowledges another strong influence when he says, "Oh, yes, there was that other fellow who disliked the plebeian vulgarity of pseudonyms so much that he called them heteronyms.
And if we insist on overstepping our limits mark then we can have precious few objections to the 'constitutional' role 111 Brigade of 10 Corps arrogates to itself every now and then when its truck-mounted columns stream out of Westridge Cantonment in the direction of Islamabad, to unseat lawfully elected governments in the name of saving the country.
These elements combine form an impenetrable core that arrogates to itself all authority in the Islamic Republic.