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1. usurp

verb. ['ˌjuːˈsɝːp'] seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession.

Synonyms

  • appropriate
  • arrogate
  • raid
  • hijack
  • annex
  • preoccupy
  • assume
  • conquer
  • take over
  • take
  • capture

Antonyms

  • give
  • malapropos
  • improper
  • inappropriateness

Etymology

  • usurper (French)
  • ūsūrpāre (Latin)

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Rhymes with Usurp

  • slurp
  • serpe
  • hjerpe
  • chirp
  • burp
  • earp

How do you pronounce usurp?

Pronounce usurp as ˌjuˈsərp.

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Sentences with usurp


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Despite their best efforts, bigger cats like lions often usurp the cheetah's prey.

2. Verb, base form
One dog may try to usurp the other dog for the owner's attention.

2. usurp

verb. ['ˌjuːˈsɝːp'] take the place of.

Synonyms

  • supercede
  • supervene upon
  • supersede
  • replace

Antonyms

  • forfeit
  • derequisition
  • defend
  • decolonize

Etymology

  • usurper (French)
  • ūsūrpāre (Latin)
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