Translation of "usurp" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /juːˈzɜːp/ us /-ˈzɝːp/ /-ˈsɜːp/ us /-ˈzɝːp/ /-ˈsɝːp/ us /-ˈzɝːp/ formal

to take control of a position of power, especially without having the right to

Local control is being usurped by central government.
usurper noun uk /juːˈzɜː.pər/ us /-ˈzɝː.pɚ/ /-ˈsɜː-/ us /-ˈzɝː.pɚ/ /-ˈsɝː-/ us /-ˈzɝː.pɚ/

usurpador, -ora
Power was seized by a brutal usurper.

(Translation of “usurp” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /juˈzəːp/

to take (another person’s power, position etc) without the right to do so

The king’s uncle tried to usurp the throne
I shall not allow him to usurp my authority.
usurper noun


(Translation of “usurp” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)