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overrule

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Verb (transitive)
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o=ver=rule
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1 in 1 verses (in OT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

overrulev. t. 
  •  To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter; as, God overrules the purposes of men; the chairman overruled the point of order.  [1913 Webster]
    "His passion and animosity overruled his conscience."  [1913 Webster]
    "These [difficulties] I had habitually overruled."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as, the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.  [1913 Webster]
overrulev. i. 
     To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling; as, God rules and overrules.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

overrule, v.tr.
1 set aside (a decision, argument, proposal, etc.) by exercising a superior authority.
2 annul a decision by or reject a proposal of (a person) in this way.

THESAURUS

overrule

abolish, abrogate, annul, bear reign, cancel, countermand, counterorder, disannul, do away with, invalidate, make void, nullify, override, recall, recant, reign, renege, repeal, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, rule, rule over, set aside, suspend, sway, vacate, void, waive, wear the crown, wield the scepter, withdraw, write off

ROGET THESAURUS

overrule

Authority

VB authorize, warrant, dictate, be at the head of, hold office, be in office, fill an office, hold master, occupy master, a post master, be master, have the upper hand, get the upper hand, have the whip, get the whip, gain a hold upon, preponderate, dominate, rule the roost, boss, override, overrule, overawe, lord it over, hold in hand, keep under, make a puppet of, lead by the nose, turn round one's little finger, bend to one's will, hold one's own, wear the breeches, have the ball at one's feet, have it all one's own way, have the game in one's own hand, have on the hip, have under one's thumb, be master of the situation, take the lead, play first fiddle, set the fashion, give the law to, carry with a high hand, lay down the law, ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm, rule with a rod of iron.

Abrogation

VB abrogate, annul, cancel, destroy, abolish, revoke, repeal, rescind, reverse, retract, recall, abolitionize, overrule, override, set aside, disannul, dissolve, quash, nullify, declare null and void, disestablish, disendow, deconsecrate, disclaim, ignore, repudiate, recant, divest oneself, break off, countermand, counter order, do away with, sweep away, brush away, throw overboard, throw to the dogs, scatter to the winds, cast behind, dismiss, discard, cast off, turn off, cast out, cast adrift, cast out of doors, cast aside, cast away, send off, send away, send packing, send about one's business, discharge, get rid of, bounce, fire, fire out, sack, cashier, break, oust, unseat, unsaddle, unthrone, dethrone, disenthrone, depose, uncrown, unfrock, strike off the roll, disbar, disbench, be abrogated, receive its quietus, walk the plank.


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