Synonyms and Antonyms of usurp
to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right the mayor usurped the school board's authority when he fired the principal Synonyms of usurp arrogate, commandeer, convert, expropriate, pirate, preempt, press, seize, take over, appropriateWords Related to usurp annex, attach, claim, confiscate, impound, repossess, sequester; assume, collar, grab, grasp, snatch, steal, wrench, wrest; despoil, loot, pillage; encroach, infringe, invade, occupy, preoccupy, trespass; embezzle, misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate
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