Definitions for usurp

Definitions for (verb) usurp

Main entry: take over, seize, usurp, assume, arrogate

Definition: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

Usage: 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

Main entry: usurp

Definition: take the place of

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

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