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Definition of overrule verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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