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How to sign: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
"He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died";
How to sign: demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
"He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident";