assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate(verb)
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"
take the place of
"gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke"
To seize power from another, usually by illegitimate means.
To use and assume the coat of arms of another person.
Origin: From French usurper, from Latin ūsūrpāre
to seize, and hold in possession, by force, or without right; as, to usurp a throne; to usurp the prerogatives of the crown; to usurp power; to usurp the right of a patron is to oust or dispossess him
to commit forcible seizure of place, power, functions, or the like, without right; to commit unjust encroachments; to be, or act as, a usurper
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ū-zurp′, v.t. to take possession of by force without right.—n. Usurpā′tion, act of usurping: unlawful seizure and possession: intrusion into an office.—adj. Usur′patory.—ns. Usur′pātrix, a female usurper; Usur′pature, usurpation.—adv. Usur′pedly.—n. Usur′per.—adj. Usur′ping.—adv. Usur′pingly. [Fr.,—L. usurpāre, perh. contr. from usu-rapĕre, to seize to one's own use—usus, use, rapĕre, to seize; or from usum rumpĕre, to break a use.]
The numerical value of usurp in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of usurp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- usurparCatalan, Valencian
- hrifsa völd, ræna völdum, taka yfirIcelandic
- زهوت کردنKurdish
- răpi, uzurpaRomanian
- usurpera, inkräkta på, bemäktiga sig, tillskansa sigSwedish
- అన్యాయముగా ఆక్రమించుకొనుTelugu
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