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overrule

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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈruːl
 
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Definition of overrule in English:

verb

[with object]
1Reject or disallow by exercising one’s superior authority: Chief Judge Moran overruled the government’s objections
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, withdraw, take back, rule against, disallow, override, veto, set aside, quash, overturn, overthrow, repudiate, recant, annul, nullify, declare null and void, invalidate, negate, void, abrogate;
Law vacate
archaic recall
1.1Reject the decision or opinion of: welfare staff overruled an experienced detective
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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