英 [jʊ'zɜːp; jʊ'sɜːp]
- usurp:  Etymologically, to usurp something is probably to ‘seize it for one’s own use’. The word comes via Old French usurper from Latin ūsūrpāre, which may have been formed from the noun ūsus ‘use’ (source of English use) and rapere ‘seize’ (source of English rape, rapture, ravish, etc).
=> rape, rapture, ravish, use
- usurp (v.)
- early 14c., from Old French usurper "to (wrongfully) appropriate" (14c.), from Latin usurpare "make use of, seize for use," in later Latin "to assume unlawfully, trespass on," from usus "a use" (see use (v.)) + rapere "to seize" (see rapid (adj.)). Related: Usurped; usurping.
- 1. Did she usurp his place in his mother's heart?
- 2. The vice - president is trying to usurp the president's authority.
- 3. The Congress wants to reverse the reforms and usurp the power of the presidency.
- 4. Industrialism began to usurp the production and distribution functions of the family.
- 5. The king's bastard plotted to usurp the throne.
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