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overrule

o·ver·rule

overrule

 
 
pronunciation:
o vr rul
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overruled, overrules, overruling
definition 1: to rule against or disallow (an argument, petition, objection, or the like).
She overruled any further discussion on the matter.
synonyms:
deny, disallow, refuse, reject, rule out, veto
similar words:
dismiss, forbid, gainsay, preclude, prohibit
definition 2: to make a judgment against the claim to authority of (a person).
The judge overruled the mayor and the council.
synonyms:
override
similar words:
supersede
definition 3: to replace or reverse (a ruling) by virtue of higher authority.
The court has overruled the stay of execution.
synonyms:
override, overturn, reverse
similar words:
abrogate, countermand, invalidate, nullify, quash, rescind, revoke, veto
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derivation: overruler (n.)