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  • verbcancel, reverse a decision
  • verbrepeal

synonyms for overrules

  • invalidate
  • annul
  • revoke
  • reverse
  • veto
  • void
  • disallow
  • nullify
  • quash
  • override
  • overturn
  • rescind
  • cancel
  • abrogate
  • negate
  • strike down

antonyms for overrules

MOST RELEVANT
  • allow
  • approve
  • permit
  • support
  • establish
  • allow
  • keep
  • approve
  • sanction
  • enforce
  • validate
  • permit
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How to use overrules in a sentence

He frequently overrules poverty, and it contributes to the good of His children.
GATHERING JEWELSJAMES KNOWLES AND MATILDA DARROCH KNOWLES
The Court overrules your objection, and fines you ten cigars for contempt of Court.
PUNCH AND JUDYWILLLIAM J. JUDD
That is to say the scion overrules the root in budding or grafting upon one or two year old seedlings.
NORTHERN NUT GROWERS ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE SECOND ANNUAL MEETINGNORTHERN NUT GROWERS ASSOCIATION
When a court overrules a previous decision, it does not simply repeal it; it must pronounce it never to have been law.
AN ESSAY ON PROFESSIONAL ETHICSGEORGE SHARSWOOD
He acknowledged the hand of God in all things, knowing that He overrules all things for good to those who keep His commandments.
SCRAPS OF BIOGRAPHYVARIOUS
Whatever may be the real principle in totemism, it overrules the interest in an abundant food supply.
FOLKWAYSWILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER
It overrules personal judgment and character, and puts the whole group at the mercy of the clique which is ruling at the moment.
FOLKWAYSWILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER
But at this moment one of those events, by which Providence overrules the calculations of man, occurred.
ORANGE AND GREENG. A. HENTY
He's the only one of you that sasses back, offers objections, overrules plans.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
My talk was of that high, but perhaps suspicious type in which Imagination overrules Common Sense.
A MIND THAT FOUND ITSELFCLIFFORD WHITTINGHAM BEERS
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