An example of usurp is when a rebel kills the King and takes his power.
Usurp a neighbor's land.
There was a much better time when she did not know he planned to usurp her, and the memory comforted her.
This decision will usurp the powers of the commitee.
It will usurp authority over the man, but not cause him to be in silence.
Announcing the engagement in this fashion could be viewed as the newly engaged couple attempting to usurp the spotlight.
Adherents flocked to him, and for a whole year Murad was engaged in suppressing his attempts to usurp the throne.