Pronunciation: (ar'u-gāt"), [key]
—v.t., -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions.
2. to attribute or assign to another; ascribe.
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