Definition of 'usurp'
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But how can this sort of painting remain relevant in a world where photography has usurped its role? Times, Sunday Times (2011)They themselves have usurped this power. Christianity Today (2000)There are daily suggestions that sport has in some ways usurped the place of religion in a non-religious age. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the first case the multitude usurp a despotic power; in the second it is usurped by a single person. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)None of the major powers could usurp America's role as both guarantor and pivot of the international economy. After Thatcher (1989)And rather than target the thugs, they'll be more concerned with the person who usurped their role as enforcer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'usurp'
Used Occasionally. usurp is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'usurp'
British English: usurp VERB
If you say that someone usurps a job, role, title, or position, they take it from someone when they have no right to do this.
Did she usurp his place in his mother's heart?
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