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  Definition of usurp
  1. seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one''s right or possession; "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"
  2. take the place of; "gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terorist act broke"
Similar Words: assume, seize, take over, arrogate

 

Hyponyms: annex, appropriate, capture, seize, conquer, preoccupy, raid

 

Derivational Morphology: confiscation, arrogation, arrogator, coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover, usurpation, usurper, supplanter, assumption, laying claim

 

Anagrams: Purus

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: zich   Esperanto: uzurpi  
French: usurper   German: usurpieren  
Icelandic: hrifsa völd   Latin: usurpare  
Norwegian: usurpere   Polish: uzurpować  
Portuguese: usurpar   Romanian: uzurpa  
Spanish: usurpar  
 
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