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Synonyms and Antonyms of usurp

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usurp

synonym (synonym of usurp)

  • (verb.possession)
    seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession (verb.possession)
     

hypernym (usurp IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession (verb.possession)
    take by force (verb.contact)
     
  • take the place of (verb.social)
    take the place or move into the position of (verb.social)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF usurp relation)

  • seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession (verb.possession)
    take (territory) as if by conquest (verb.possession)
     
  • (verb.possession)
    take possession of by force, as after an invasion (verb.possession)
     
  • (verb.possession)
    occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance (verb.possession)
     
  • (verb.possession)
    seize control of (verb.possession)
     
  • (verb.possession)
    take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock (verb.possession)
     

derivation (.... is derived from usurp)

  • (noun.act)
    the act of taking possession of or power over something (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    seizure by the government (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who through conceit makes pretentious claims to rights or advantages that he or she is not entitled to or to qualities that he or she does no more.. (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another (noun.person)
     
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