What is another word for usurps?

Pronunciation: [juːzˈɜːps] (IPA)

The word "usurps" refers to the act of taking someone's power or position without any right or authority. There are several synonyms for this word that can be used to convey the same meaning in different ways. One of the common synonyms for usurp is "seize" which means to take something by force or without legal right. Another synonym for usurp is "commandeer" which refers to the act of taking control of something, often by force. Other synonyms for "usurps" include "appropriate," "take over," "usurpate," "dispossess," "confiscate," and "annex." Using synonyms can help to vary the text and improve its readability, while retaining a similar meaning.

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    • Verb, 3rd person singular present

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Usage examples for Usurps

The tendency of the imagination, even healthy, acting in a vacancy, is to create illusions, or, if there be a certain occult mental activity, such as that I have alluded to in my Pittsfield experience, to intensify its action to such a degree that it finally usurps the function of the senses.
"The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I"
William James Stillman
To which King Robert answered, with a sneer, "I am the King, and come to claim my own From an impostor, who usurps my throne!"
"The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We should soon learn which of us twain usurps The titles of the other, as thou sayest.
"The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Famous quotes with Usurps

  • I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights.
    Alan Autry
  • Our religious belief usurps the place of our sensations, our imaginations of our judgment. We no longer look to actions, trace their consequences, and then deduce the rule; we first make the rule, and then, right or wrong, force the action to square with it.
    Francis Wright
  • turns control of the host into a fine art. After castration by the parasite, male crabs develop female characteristics in both anatomy and behavior, while females become even more feminized. The emerging externa then takes the same form and position as the crab's own egg mass... The crabs then treat the externa as their own brood. In other words, the parasite usurps all the complex care normally invested in the crab's own progeny.
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • Though Masonry neither usurps the place of, nor apes religion, prayer is an essential part of our ceremonies.The unknown is an ocean, of which conscience is the compass. Thought, meditation, prayer, are the great mysterious pointings of the needle.If the effort also is predestined, it is not the less our effort, made of our free will.
    Albert Pike
  • We, the men of to-day and of the future, need many qualities if we are to do our work well. We need, first of all and most important of all, the qualities which stand at the base of individual, of family life, the fundamental and essential qualities—the homely, every-day, all-important virtues. If the average man will not work, if he has not in him the will and the power to be a good husband and father; if the average woman is not a good housewife, a good mother of many healthy children, then the state will topple, will go down, no matter what may be its brilliance of artistic development or material achievement. But these homely qualities are not enough. There must, in addition, be that power of organization, that power of working in common for a common end [...]. Moreover, the things of the spirit are even more important than the things of the body. We can well do without the hard intolerance and arid intellectual barrenness of what was worst in the theological systems of the past, but there has never been greater need of a high and fine religious spirit than at the present time. So, while we can laugh good-humoredly at some of the pretensions of modern philosophy in its various branches, it would be worse than folly on our part to ignore our need of intellectual leadership. [...] our debt to scientific men is incalculable, and our civilization of to-day would have reft from it all that which most highly distinguishes it if the work of the great masters of science during the past four centuries were now undone or forgotten. Never has philanthropy, humanitarianism, seen such development as now; and though we must all beware of the folly, and the viciousness no worse than folly, which marks the believer in the perfectibility of man when his heart runs away with his head, or when vanity usurps the place of conscience, yet we must remember also that it is only by working along the lines laid down by the philanthropists, by the lovers of mankind, that we can be sure of lifting our civilization to a higher and more permanent plane of well-being than was ever attained by any preceding civilization.
    Theodore Roosevelt

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