HyperDic: lay_claim

English > 1 sense of the expression lay claim:
VERBpossessionlay claim, claim, arrogatedemand as being one's due or property
English > lay claim: 1 sense > verb 1, possession
Meaningdemand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsclaim, arrogate
Narrowerarrogate, assignmake undue claims to having
pretendPut forward a claim and assert right or possession of
requisitiondemand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Oppositeforfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, foregoLose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
Similar toclaim, takelay claim to
Spanishatribuirse, reclamar, reivindicar

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