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Definition of overrule verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

overrule

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈruːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈruːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overrule
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈruːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈruːl//
 
he / she / it overrules
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈruːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈruːlz//
 
past simple overruled
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈruːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈruːld//
 
past participle overruled
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈruːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈruːld//
 
-ing form overruling
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈruːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈruːlɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] overrule somebody/something to change a decision or reject an idea from a position of greater power synonym override to overrule a decision/an objection The verdict was overruled by the Supreme Court.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overrule