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Synonyms for overrule
ˌoʊ vərˈrulover·rule

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverseverb

    rule against

    "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

    turn, bring down, tip over, change by reversal, bowl over, upset, turn over, lift, vacate, annul, overthrow, countermand, subvert, rescind, reverse, invert, revoke, revolutionise, knock over, revolutionize, override, overturn, tump over, repeal, turn back

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  1. overruleverb

    control, govern, sway, have control of

  2. overruleverb

    annul, cancel, revoke, rescind, repeal, nullify, recall, reject, repudiate, supersede, set aside

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overruleverb

    annul, rescind, abrogate, revoke, supersede, set aside

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "overrule":

    override, invalidate, overthrow, annul, cancel, overturn, revoke

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  1. Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler:

    Well I'm saying it's, Hunter Biden has no knowledge of the accusations against The President. Did the The President, as we said, as the evidence shows The President did, betray The President country by conspiring a foreign country to try to rig the election ? Hunter Biden has nothing to say about The President. Their asking for Hunter Biden which is more of a smear of Hunter Biden that The President was trying to get the Ukraine to do. But the fact of the matter is let the Chief Justice rule on, the Chief Justice in the first instance rules on evidence. The Senate can overrule them. But no Chief Justice would think of admitting evidence that is not relevant. No trial judge would in any trial.

  2. Alexa Henning:

    Senator Johnson has the right to overrule the recommendation of Senator Johnson judicial commission as new information comes to light, just as Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin did in 2018 during the nomination process of Gordon Giampietro for Wisconsin's Eastern District.

  3. Amy Coney Barrett:

    I don't have any agenda, i have no agenda to try to overrule Casey. I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come.

  4. Samuel Alito:

    The critiques he levels at Roe -- Supreme Court's not in the constitutional text ; there aren't early state constitutional provisions or early state or federal court decisions recognizing the right -- apply to those other rights, and he'd happily overrule them if he could.

  5. Stephen Breyer:

    [T]o overrule under fire in the absence of the most compelling reason to reexamine a watershed decision would subvert the Court's legitimacy beyond any serious question.

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  • hallita, hylätä, mitätöidä, kumotaFinnish
  • отклонятьRussian

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