Overrule



[oh-ver-rool] /ˌoʊ vərˈrul/

verb (used with object), overruled, overruling.
1.
to against or disallow the arguments of (a person):
The senator was overruled by the committee chairman.
2.
to or decide against (a plea, argument, etc.); reject:
to overrule an objection.
3.
to prevail over so as to change the purpose or action:
a delay that overruled our plans.
4.
to exercise control or influence over:
belief in a beneficent deity that overrules the universe.
/ˌəʊvəˈruːl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to disallow the arguments of (a person) by the use of authority
2.
to rule or decide against (an argument, decision, etc)
3.
to prevail over, dominate, or influence
4.
to exercise rule over
v.

“rule against; set aside, as by a higher authority,” 1590s, from over- + rule (v.). It was used earlier in a sense “to govern, control” (1570s). Related: Overruled; overruling.

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