overrule: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ō"vur-rl'), [key]
— -ruled, -rul•ing.
- to rule against or disallow the arguments of (a person): The senator was overruled by the committee chairman.
- to rule or decide against (a plea, argument, etc.); reject: to overrule an objection.
- to prevail over so as to change the purpose or action: a delay that overruled our plans.
- to exercise control or influence over: belief in a beneficent deity that overrules the universe.
- overrule (Thesaurus)