- 1to change a decision or reject an idea from a position of greater power synonym override
- 2 to overrule a decision/an objection The verdict was overruled by the Supreme Court.
NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈrul//[often passive] overrule somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overrule
he / she / it overrules
past simple overruled
-ing form overruling