usurp

phonetic symbol: / jùsɚ́p / 

usurp - English Dictionary

[ verb ]
■ seize and take control without authority and possibly with force
■ take as one's right or possession
e.g.)
・he usurped my rights
arrogate , assume , seize , take over

[ verb ]
■ take the place of
e.g.)
・gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke

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