Usurp Usurp means to take (a position of power or importance) illegall
Right Answer is: A
Usurp means to take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force. Its antonym would be “restore” which means to bring back or re-establish (a previous right, practice, power or situation).
Encroach means to take control or possession of something in a gradual way and often without being noticed.
Coup means a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
Seize means to take hold of suddenly and forcibly.