Pronunciation of Overrule
/ˌə͡ʊvəɹˈuːl/, /ˌəʊvəɹˈuːl/, /ˌəʊ_v_ə_ɹ_ˈuː_l/
Synonyms for overrule:
Other synonyms and related words:
annul, bowl over, bring down, change by reversal, countermand, invert, knock over, lift, override, overthrow, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, revolutionise, revolutionize, subvert, tip over, turn, turn back, turn over, upset, vacate, tump over.
Usage examples for overrule:
- They even went so far as " to remind parliament of the consequences of its efforts to overrule the wishes of the American colonies," in case they should make any " modification" in the constitution of the province " independently of the wishes of its people." - "Canada under British Rule 1760-1900", John G. Bourinot.
- This is a practice of the English language, which, in the opinion of the present writer, nothing but a very decided preponderance of a difference in person, gender, or number, can overrule. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
- Surely, if Federal troops could not be sent into a State without its application, even to protect it against domestic violence, still less could it be done to overrule the will of its people. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.
- He went, and with a bucket of salt water and a piece of old canvas so improved his personal appearance as to partly overrule the prejudice against him. - "The Boy Scouts Book of Stories", Various.
- My childish fears have left a stronger impression than proof of mere facts can ever overrule. - "The Mind and Its Education", George Herbert Betts.