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usurp

verb [T] uk   /juːˈzɜːp/ /-ˈsɜːp/ us    /-ˈzɝːp/ /-ˈsɝːp/ formal
to take control of a position of power, especially without having the right to: The powers of local councils are being usurped by central government.
usurper
noun [C] uk   /juːˈzɜː.pər/ /-ˈsɜː-/ us    /-ˈzɝː.pɚ/ /-ˈsɝː-/
Translations of “usurp”
in Spanish usurpar…
in French usurper…
in German an sich reißen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 篡奪,奪取(權位)…
in Russian узурпировать…
in Turkish zorla almak, gasp etmek, el koymak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 篡夺,夺取(权位)…
in Polish uzurpować sobie…
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