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Synonyms for usurp

Synonyms for (verb) usurp

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: take Definition: take by force Usage: Hitler took the Baltic Republics; The army took the fort on the hill

Synonyms: usurp Definition: take the place of Usage: gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke

Similar words: supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace Definition: take the place or move into the position of Usage: 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