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Definitions and Synonyms of usurp | Another word for usurp | What is usurp?

Definition 1: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession - [verb of possession]

Samples where usurp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for usurp in the sense of this definition

(usurp is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of usurp ) take (territory) as if by conquest

"Hitler annexed Lithuania"

(... is a kind of usurp ) take possession of by force, as after an invasion

"the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants" "The army seized the town" "The militia captured the castle"

(... is a kind of usurp ) occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance

"the army preoccupied the hills"

(... is a kind of usurp ) seize control of

"they hijacked the judicial process"

(... is a kind of usurp ) take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock

"T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"

Samples where usurp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke

(usurp is a kind of ...) take the place or move into the position of

"Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left" "the computer has supplanted the slide rule" "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"

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