arrogate

Verb
  1. Demand as being one's due or property;
    Assert one's right or title to (synset 202280210)
    "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
  2. Make undue claims to having (synset 202281591)
  3. Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force;
    Take as one's right or possession (synset 202279327)
    "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

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