Verb(1) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession(2) take the place of
(1) There's the anecdotal phenomenon of the woman who manages to break through the glass ceiling, but kicks the ladder away so no other women can usurp her position.(2) Dictatorship is itself a form of corruption in which individuals usurp the role of institutions.(3) I am not here to usurp power or win back the freedom of my people.(4) Government should create and sustain the conditions in which parents can fulfill their duties to their children, but it must not usurp their position.(5) If they feel that their base is threatened or that their members, through their own actions, can usurp their power, then they can be forced to act.(6) Under this law, local ├ö├ç├┐communities├ö├ç├û have the right to usurp land from its rightful owners, which must surely count as one of the biggest infringements of property rights in the modern Anglosphere.(7) Whatever Vivian's birth, she had usurped my mother's place.(8) The ruler belonged to Rai dynasty, a Shudra king, who was usurped by a Brahmin named Chach.(9) This is not the place to detail the history of the wars and battles that occurred as the settlers usurped the ancient territories of the indigenes.(10) Why do you not fight while your enemy usurps your land, kills your brothers and slaps you in the face├ö├ç┬¬?(11) Otherwise stated, schools are usurping the parental role of teaching personal values to children.(12) Her powers have been usurped by the Chief Justice and reallocated to other people.(13) His father's second wife was first in line to the usurped Ming dynasty.(14) Someone had usurped their throne, and it was time to win it back.(15) "The court of appeal has usurped the function of the jury.(16) She usurped power from her husband and established her rule for almost two decades.
1. seize ::
2. oust ::
3. assume ::
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