claim (something) for (oneself or something)

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claim (something) for (oneself or something)

1. To declare something as one's property or jurisdiction. You can't have his potato chips—I already claimed them for myself! Do you think he might actually claim the throne for himself? After the battle, the victorious country claimed the contested area for itself.
2. To officially request money as repayment for damages. I can't believe he's claiming thousands of dollars for repairs when I barely dented his fender.
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claim something for someone or something

to declare rights to or control of something for someone, or that something is the property of someone, a group, or a nation. The small country claimed the mountainous area for itself. Roger claimed all the rest of the ice cream for himself.
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claim something for something

to make a claim for money in payment for damages. David claimed one thousand dollars for the damaged car. She claimed a lot of money for the amount of harm she experienced.
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Two of the murdered were from the Shitat tribe, which has come in for mass executions by ISIS recently for daring to question the administrative authority the organization has claimed for itself in eastern Syria.
Even more disconcerting is the power the council has claimed for itself as arbiter of what constitutes religious affiliation.
Italian fascism, we are told, exemplified this modern sacralizing temptation because the Mussolinian state claimed for itself a transcendent significance.
I know that for many Muslims, the past few months have been a particularly difficult time, calling into question those values that the British state has always claimed for itself - values of mutual respect, of tolerance, and of understanding.
That was just the start of his shock introduction to a club which, on no evidence except its fan-base and its bright young manager, deserved the high-reputation it claimed for itself.
Both may be equally repressive, but the former accommodates elements of civil society while the latter seeks to eradicate any pluralism; the Leninist party-state system claimed for itself a monopoly of truth.
Since 1949, both sides of the Taiwan Strait adopted a "one China" policy and each claimed for itself recognition as the sole legitimate government of China.
Buoyed in part by these false and overstated results, as the complaint alleges, Alpharma's stock price approximately doubled - only to collapse when, on October 30, 2000, Alpharma admitted that the financial results it had claimed for itself throughout the Class Period had been inflated through the reporting of falsified sales and the recording of phantom revenue.