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Definitions of usurp:
  • verb:   take the place of
    Example: "Gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terorist act broke"
  • verb:   seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    Example: "He usurped my rights"

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See usurp used in context: 17 Shakespeare works, several books and articles.

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