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synonyms for usurped

  • annex
  • preempt
  • supplant
  • wrest
  • appropriate
  • arrogate
  • assume
  • commandeer
  • displace
  • grab
  • highjack
  • seize
  • swipe
  • take
  • accroach
  • barge in
  • butt in
  • clap hands on
  • cut out
  • elbow in
  • get hands on
  • grab hold of
  • infringe upon
  • lay hold of
  • muscle in
  • squeeze in
  • work in
  • worm in
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antonyms for usurped

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  • give
  • keep
  • leave
  • let go
  • offer
  • refuse
  • reject
  • release
  • give in
  • relinquish
  • surrender
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How to use usurped in a sentence

It’s akin to an ugly duckling’s offspring usurping the beautiful swan’s to win first place in a beauty contest.
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In both cases the judicial functions were usurped by a body unfit to exercise such functions.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
The Mamelukes purchased as slaves, and introduced as soldiers, soon usurped the power and selected a leader.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
I could not look on him—his face was altered, and his usual bland expression had been usurped by that I have described.
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False gods, whatever degree of godhead they usurped, had for a time the mystifying power of concealing their falsehood.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Mrs. Slade's perfectly-matched drawing-room took on the semblance of a throne-room, in which she had seen herself usurped.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSEMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
The castles, built during the disastrous civil wars of Stephen's usurped reign, were demolished.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
It does not delegate usurpation of powers, nor does it prevent revolution against usurped powers.
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Many of the deities upon Olympus seem at one time or another to have usurped medical functions.
AN EPITOME OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINEROSWELL PARK
They said that he had usurped a sovereignty, falsified documents, purloined jewels of immense value.
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