Definition of overrule in English:

overrule

Syllabification: o·ver·rule
Pronunciation: /ˌōvə(r)ˈro͞ol
 
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verb

[with object]
1Reject or disallow by exercising one’s superior authority: the Supreme Court overruled the lower court
More example sentences
  • Under the rules outlined by the Pentagon, in the unlikely case that a tribunal hands down an acquittal or a light sentence, US authorities can overrule it and impose their own judgment.
  • A Presidential veto may be overruled by Parliament, provided there are 160 votes in support of such a motion.
  • Under the constitution, to overrule a presidential veto requires a majority of the total number of MPs, meaning 121 of 240 MPs.
Synonyms
countermand, cancel, reverse, rescind, repeal, revoke, retract, disallow, override, veto, quash, overturn, overthrow, annul, nullify, invalidate, negate, void; Lawvacate
formal abrogate
archaic recall
1.1Reject the decision or argument of (someone): he was overruled by his senior managers
More example sentences
  • Usually, of course, the question of overruling a prior decision won't arise.
  • Her husband agrees, but of course self image overrules any outside opinion every time.
  • That decision may yet be overruled if enough clubs challenge it at the annual general meeting on May 30.

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