Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lay_claim

1 sense of lay claim

Sense 1
claim, lay claim, arrogate -- (demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident")
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

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